Upgrade to a better CJ preamp.
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I'd ask her to, rather than upgrade a component, sign you up to receive the 45rpm Blue Note reissue series.
Sure, we audiophiles love our components, but any lasting memories of your wife's love for you would be better imprinted by, and associated with, music.
And it can be enjoyed together.
And you will probably still have those records long after the next round of gear upgrades.
Gear is great, but Music is magical. Like Love.
I agree with Tfkaudio. What would your wife like upgraded? Does she listen at all? Would she like you to have a cd player?
I wouldn't touch either TT, maybe a new cartridge if you want to shake things up. A new record cleaner? My wife still only uses the dvd player connected to the TV, so I got a nicer tv with great sound built in.
Ok, you guys have officially wandered....funny guys, I am laughing, but can we please, please get back to the question at hand, por favor?
Which is: You have my systems and someone dear to you asks you what would you upgrade if money was no object?
PS. No, we don't listen together much, she and I. My wife likes pop music from the 80's and 90's. I like music from Henry Purcell to the present. She only listens to her music in the car. I have dedicated stereo systems just for listening to music.
I would consider two upgrades and splitting the bucks to do so. First, I would definitley add the VPI Motor Controller to your Scout. You will be amazed at the difference it makes to your analog playback. Second, I would sell the CJ PV 15. This is an ok piece of gear for it's time, but a better preamp with a built in phono stage will go a long way to building a better system. Remember that the sound passes through the phono section first and the line stage second so adding a seperate phono preamp to your CJ will not get you better sound. You might consider a used Hovland HP 100 with a the moving coil phono section or any number of units made by Aesthetix or Herron and you might find a sweet deal right here on A-Gon. If you go this route, make sure you have plenty of gain for low output mc cartridges you may want to buy in the future. I would say a gain of 60 to 70db will do great. BTW throw in a pair of very good interconnects and a good power cord as well. Now if you have the $$$ and can afford a seperate preamp and phono pre, go for it! Look for a phono preamp that will give you maximum flexibility for gain, cartridge loading options, and an active transformer without a step-up device to get you all the gain you want.