Easy and simple, with great sound.....HELP
My Vandersteen 1C's are now driven by a Rogue Audio Cronus integrated amp, with my NAD 533/RB-250/Goldring Elektra front end plugged directly into the Rogue's phono stage. Beautiful analog music from my large collection of jazz LP's (mostly small ensemble acoustic...Brubeck, Miles, 'Trane, Rollins, Peterson, etc.) A new Goldring stylus and an upgrade to a Rega glass platter has really enhanced the whole package, and I'm very happy with how my music sounds.....quite nice.
I soon want to buy a new analog rig, and I do not want to buy a separate phono stage. I therefore need a pick-up over 2.5 mV., so I can still use the Rogue's phono stage.
Also, since the table/arm/cartridge package is obviously so incredibly confusing to put together on my own (no local dealers that sell analog, so auditioning is inpossible), I'm thinking of one of the highly regarded "pre-assembled packages" that are out there.
My budget is under $2000........I'm considering the Rega P5/Rega Exact II ($1900), the Marantz TT-15/Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood ($1850 with dustcover), and the Music Hall MMF-7.1/Goldring Eroica H ($1500). I'm assuming that these cartridges work well on the respective tables (right ?)
I'd love to hear your advice on these three particular set-ups, or any other ideas. Thanks a lot, and Happy Listening !!