Hifi system for playing vinyl

BimboBob

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My system is wired into a small sonos box that sends the signal to my sonos system downstairs.

Means I can put a record on upstairs and fill the house with sound. Wife out permitting.

As far as starting out, pro-ject or rega with built in pre amp, get an amp, morantz are not bad for starting out, some speakers,and away you go.

Speaker size depends on size of room.

You should be able to get what you need for around a grand.
 

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Laws of Hifi. No324B (section F)

Bluetooth is always inferior to qood quality cables.
Laws of Hifi. No 1:

There is no such thing as "good quality cables" just "cables". Hifi buffs time and time again fail to discern any audible difference between the latest £1,000 esoteric nonsense cable and any old bit of copper wire. Why? Because there is none.

Laws of Hifi. No 2.

Hifi dealers make more margin on supposedly better sounding cables than they do on anything else. And guess what, they swear blind by them. Funny that.
 

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You haven't seen my $2 Chinese ones
Fair point. I was of course being flippant. So long as they are mechanically OK, and the speaker cables are not like fine as a goat hair, then cables do make bugger-all difference.

And yet STILL, knowing this, I still find myself getting drawn in and suckered into paying stupid money for some WBT spade connectors at £85 for four. I am a moron.
 

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OP: No idea of your budget, but if you wanted something that would be really very good indeed, then I'd go for one of these:



And a pair of these:
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Hardly any wires and that combo would sound *fabulous*, especially for classical music.
 

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Fair point. I was of course being flippant. So long as they are mechanically OK, and the speaker cables are not like fine as a goat hair, then cables do make bugger-all difference.

And yet STILL, knowing this, I still find myself getting drawn in and suckered into paying stupid money for some WBT spade connectors at £85 for four. I am a moron.
I always used to replace the crappy patch cables with ones from tandy that cost about 8 quid and could hear the difference. Between those and 80 quid cables no difference at all.
 

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I always used to replace the crappy patch cables with ones from tandy that cost about 8 quid and SWORE I could hear the difference.
Fixed that for ya ;-)

Seriously, there's no actual physics which might indicate that one cable might sound different from another one either. Electrical propagation of a signal down a cable is in an entirely different domain to the very limited capabilities of human hearing. Claims that people can hear a difference therefore should be met with scepticism, in just the same way as you'd be sceptical if someone said they can see X-rays or hear 50 KHz signals. You'd rightly think that was pretty bloody unlikely and need to see some hard evidence that this was true before believing it.

And so it is with cables. There's no reason to assume they sound different (there is of course lots of quack science from people with bugger-all scientific understanding, and also quack science from con-artist manufacturers who should know better.) But when it comes to actually testing if people can tell the difference in double-blind testing, invariably they cannot.

But I agree, spending a fiver or so on a pair of interconnects in the hope they may be soldered properly, is probably not a bad idea.
 
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