The system I have been working towards is finally complete :
Creek 4040 s2
Thorens TD 160 with Ortofon 2m Red
Dali Zensor 1
QED original speaker cable
The Creek appealed to me because of the excellent reputation the phono stage has, the thorens I saw in a hi fi shop and the look and feel of it I really liked. I was originally planning to try to get some Linn Kann`s but they would have pushed the budget a little too far. The Dali`s seemed to be pretty good for the money and have had many good reviews.
Well I thought it would sound great but I have been really blown away, I guess that will happen after many years of laptop only music but for just under £500 I feel I have a wonderful sounding setup.
Time to check out the charity shops for some vinyl!