First off let me say I know very little about sound quality/management of equipment so forgive my lack of intellect on the matter.
I have had this Logitech Z5500 sound system for years now and I've never owned a receiver.
My sound system has an optical port and I want to get the best quality I can, since I've been wasting it all these years.
I'm in the market to buy a receiver with an optical port so I can use my speakers properly.
With the new receiver I plan to buy a record player so I can finally use these 20+ records I have.
Now what I'm having trouble figuring out is if record players have optical ports or not, or if those are strictly the expensive no-needle record players I've seen and I just have to get a normal one since I'm on a budget.
I also don't know whether I should just get a new home theatre system or just a receiver. I figure the ones that come with the HTIB are worse quality then to buy a one-off receiver.
on another note I'd like to eventually own an SACD player and don't know if there are receivers that have them built in or if I have to buy a separate unit for the SACD player.
In a nutshell I want to:
1) Have a receiver with an optical port so my Z5500 and my TV can use that sound quality over the crappy headphone jack im using at the moment
2) Have a record player that connects to my receiver since that'll be better sound quality then I'm experiencing now
3) eventually own an SACD player aswell
Thanks in advance to any1 who gives me some insight, I'm really confused about what to look for and could use some guidance so I can get this show on the road