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If you're upgrading tables, what amp were you using? If you're serious about phono it might make more sense to keep whatever amp you're using and upgrade to a much better phono stage. Huge improvement with a good stage vs the card they use in an integrated. Not to mention housing a DAC in the same chassis as a phono stage is death to phono quality.
I wish I had kept my original GFA 535.
I purchased one a couple years ago in great shape. Always wanted one in the 80’s. It was ‘fine’, the original Pass version. But then replaced it with a B&K 125.2 original and unloaded the Adcom quickly to an Adcom devotee. The B&K was so much better in comparison. Much warmer, deeper, and everything just sounded musical, probably because it uses mosfets. The Adcom just sounded dry, hard, and analytical. Got that desire out of my system.
Now a vintage Belles 400A replaced the B&K. And it is quite a keeper. Does everything the B&K did with more of everything. Hated to sell the B&K though.....not so much the Adcom.
To the O.P. ; personally, I would go with a separate phono pre, this is one thing I believe should be consider upgradable as a separate. Personally I like separates, but also know there are good integrated amps out there. For $700, you might look at the IOTAVX SA3. Never heard it, but has gotten very good reviews for the money, and would come in well under $700, so the Mani would be a nice phono pre in addition. Or, think used.
So i think that i will get the Schitt Mani phono, seems like keeping that separate from the rest of the system is the way to go.
Also, since this is going to be a majority TT setup, with the possibility of playing some stuff through bluetooth, is a DAC even needed?
So now that the phono stage is going to be its own item, what would be the way to go regarding the amplifier?