You should go with the best source (cd or turntable) your budget can afford. No matter how good is your preamp or integrated, they only will amplify what you feed them. In all of my years in this hobby, over 25, an upgrade in the source always have gave me a noticeable improvement in sound quality. Upgrades in the preamp and the amps will give you improvements, but more subtle ones. Go to www.linn.co.uk there is a good explanation on how even the best preamps and amp can't improve a low quality signal.
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