I was just rewarded with theTechnics SL-1210MK5
turntable for Christmas from my girlfriend *cue the awwws*.
She didn't really realize that turntable was waaaaay too nice for my current set-up, so I'm going to be needing to do some upgrades, and I was wondering if you guys could help me out.
I currently have the Onkyo HT-SR800 Home Theater System
. It's decent for my movie needs, but it's kinda lacking when it comes to playing music.
So here's my situation. If I want to hook the turntable up to the receiver I will need a pre-amp, considering my receiver is lacking phono inputs. I have not researched pre-amps whatsoever, so I do not know what is a good one, or even if they are worth getting. Also, like I said I don't really like how music sounds through the front speakers that came with the HTS, so I would be needing to upgrade to some nice, floorstanding speakers.
Should I just get a stereo receiver with a phono input, two floorstanding speakers, and a new subwoofer (Is a sub even needed with a turntable)?
Should I use my new turntable with my current set-up, get a pre-amp, and two new front floorstanding speakers?
I'm a college student, so if I'm going to be needing a lot of new components I'd prefer to keep it below $600. These were the items I was looking at, but I would greatly prefer to go a pre-amp route to save money.Onkyo TX-8555 Stereo ReceiverPolk Audio Monitor 60 Floorstanding SpeakerPolk Audio PSW10 10-Inch Monitor Series Powered Subwoofer
Thanks everyone in advance. Turntables, phono inputs, and pre-amps are completely new topics for me to explore, so please pardon any ignorance.