I feel I'm going through some sort of mid life crisis but for the last 3-4 months I've had a deep yearning to buy a turntable and start a vinyl collection
I'm looking for some advice as to what to buy. I have a budget of around 800 pounds and need the new turntable and amp (I have an old set of B&W DM601 speakers that I plan to use initially). I don't want to buy used mainly because I'm not ready for complex setting up/replacing parts etc.
For the turntable I'm thinking about the Project Debut Carbon but if I spent less on the amp I could stretch to the Rega RP3 if it would be better in terms of longevity. My only concern I have with the project turntable is this hum/noise that seems to get mentioned on a lot of the forums.
For the amp I'm thinking about Marantz pm6004, yamaha as500 or the Rotel ra-10. I'm leaning towards the rotel but the other 2 are cheaper which would mean I could spend a bit more on the deck.
I live in Belfast so there is virtually no opportunity to go and hear this equipment so I'd appreciate some experience advice.