Sorry for the strange thread title; I had no idea how to name this.
I need advice on how to get around building my home audio system. There is so many parts to think of, it is going a bit over my head. Ok, here is what I am dealing with.
Currently at my disposal is: TV (50' Plasma), Popcorn Hour C-200, PC equipped with Xonar Essence STX (mostly for headphone listen), Beyerdynamic DT 770's, some crappy Creative 2.1 speakers, Line 6 Spider IV combo (irrelevant I guess).
What I need, according to priority:
1. Decent speakers
for the TV (could be just 2.1 for a start)
2. For that, I will need a decent AV receiver
(guess Popcorn Hour isn't considered as that?)
3. The above has to be compatible with Vinyl player.
I know, this itself could be a thread on its own.. I just need a basic idea how to put all this together and maybe some simple suggestions. I need to be able to listen on my headphones, as well as speakers. But if you would go more into depth (phono, preamp etc.), that would be great too.
4. Later on I'd want to add a game console, but thats the last priority and I am not asking advice about that, just stating for compatibility reason.
Use (here goes the obvious): Anything TV related (movies, tv, concerts), Music (mostly metal & rock)
Currently my budget is something between 200$-400$, but I don't have to get everything at once. I can add gear as the time goes, but for that I need to have some kind of plan what my overall system is going to look like.
Extremely thankful for any advice.