Curious, do you have any CDs, or have your CDs all been Ripped to digital files?
So, the SONOS takes care of Streaming, now you need minimum, on top of the Sonos, Speaker and an Amp/Receiver.
Is there anything else in the $1500 budget that we should know about? Are the Sonos and Turntable included in that budget?
We need to understand exactly what the budget is meant to buy.
The Project Debut Carbon with Ortofon 2M Red cartridge is about $400.
The basic Sonos Connect is about $350.
So, not really knowing, but if we subtract that from your budget of $1500, we have a remaining $750 for Amp and Speakers.
Any requirements in the amp other than it have a PHONO input?
Keep in mind you can get amps that have Streaming capability built in. Such are the Yamaha RN500 -
Yamaha RN500 Network Receiver, 80w/ch, Optical, Coaxial, USB-Media, etc... ($550) -
That kills two birds with one stone. The Yamaha has Spotify built in, and has a MM-PHONO input.
The Yamaha RN500 supports both DLNA and Apple Airplay.
But, if you insist on the Sonos route and you insist that it all come from this budget, at $750, the best I can recommend is about $350 for the amp, and a very lean $400/pr
Let me put together a system and see if it has any appeal to you.
$400/ea = Project Debut Carbon turntable
$550/ea = Yamaha RN500 Network Receiver
$950 = Total
That leaves a still lean $550 for speakers.
Do you have any sense of what you want for speakers? And by that I mean Bookshelf or Floorstanding.
Something along this line is probably workable, but it's $700/pr
. That's pushing your budget.
Polk Audio TSx440 Floorstanding ($350 each) -
If you want to buy directly from Polk Audio's EBay store, you can maximize your money -
Polk Audio TSi500 Cherry - $450/pair -
Polk Audio TSx440 Black - $500/pr -
Polk Audio RTi-10 Cherry - $500/pr -
Any of these would be a good choice. All roughly $500 per pair.
Just offering a perspective.