I'm old enough to remember purchasing an LP, listening to it once, then recording it to R to R tape. The LP then went on the shelf for safe keeping.
Having recently purchased a Bluesound Vault 2I, I am in the process of ripping several hundred CDs. But this time, the reasoning is to be able...
So, being a bit of a Luddite, I've finally decided to get my feet wet on an all-in-one solution to archive my CD collection, access streaming services, and explore internet radio. The above mentioned device appears to accomplish those tasks for a reasonable price.
The Vault operates using the...
As mentioned above, a TT from Rega and Project are a good place to start. They offer units in your price range that are pretty much plug-and-play.
If you decide that you want to go deeper into vinyl, the rabbit hole goes very deep.
Alan Shaw recommends solid state in the range of 100wpc. I think the Harbeths will be with me a long time so I'd like to treat them properly. Use will be primarily in the near field.
Looking at the Diablo, and others.
I'm investigating integrated amplifiers to power my new Harbeth Monitor 30.2 Anniversary Editions.
Do we have any Diablo owners in the group? I'd appreciate your comments.
Edit: Specifically the Diablo 120.