Recommended integrated amplifier?
Hi, I've recently bought a turntable, a Technics SL 1200 MK2 and i'm looking for an integrated amp. The turntable came with a Stanton 500 cartridge, I'm not sure if they're decent. But i'm not too worried about buying a new cartridge yet.
The genres I listen too, mainly instrumental hip hop, downtempo jazzy stuff (like Bonobo's music) and some Jazz. I also listen to a lot of electronic music.
I guess I'm looking for an amp that produces slightly more bass. I have a pair of Mackie MR5 MK2s though which are already slightly bassy, so I wouldn't want it to be in your face. I like a warm sound as well.
I'm looking to get something from £100 - £150. £200 max if i hear a lot of good things about a certain one.
Going back to the Mackie studio monitors, how would I use these with an amp? I'm not sure what socket I'd plug the amp into at the back of the speakers, I have RCA, TRS and XLR. I know people usually use bookshelf speakers but I don't really want to buy another pair.
Thanks for any help.