My brother wants to put a turntable in his apartment. His partner is not to keen on the idea so if it's to go ahead it will be a turntable and speakers without an amp. I have showed him some examples (he likes good sound but it doesn't have to be the ultimate) and he will likely get a 250 pounds turntable with built in preamp.
He is happy to pay a little more for powered speakers (not necessarily active, just no amp). Is there anything that ye could recommend for say 400 pounds. Other connections such as Bluetooth or Spotify would be nice but not crucial. They would though need to be domestic friendly in appearance.