I'm in the market for an upgraded sound system for my 'techno room.' I am looking to spend under $2K for the best possible sound for my needs. I mix mostly vinyl (predominantly house and techno music) with the occasional lossless file via Serato. I also listen to lossless audio via my Macbook. I have a basic setup currently and am looking to upgrade to most likely some bookshelf speakers with a DAC and new amp. Am also considering a phono preamp to maximize the quality of my recorded mixes using Audacity. I'll probably keep my cheap monitors so I can cue mixes easily when mixing at loud volume. This way these speakers can be pointing at me when I'm standing in front of the turntables. In a pure music listening environment (not mixing records), I can turn off these monitors and have the bookshelf speakers pointed at me when I'm sitting at my desk.
As of now, I have received a lot of great advice from lurking on these forums the last few days and have narrowed my choices. As a lot of this is very new to me, I thought I'd post where I was leaning in an effort to gain verification of compatibility and see if there may be better recommended options.
I was not planning on getting a new subwoofer, but am torn if this might be an essential piece or not. I currently have the Logitech Z623 Speaker System which as a 130 watt sub. Do you recommend I try and fit a new sub into my budget, go without a sub or leave this one on and incorporate it into my new setup?
As for some of the choices I'm leaning towards:
1st choice - Aperion Verus Grand
2nd choice - Aperion Intimus 5B
3rd choice - Definitive Technology SM55
for recording mixes:
Rega - Fono Mini A2D
Thanks in advance for any advice!