Originally Posted by Onioner
Yeah, those audiophile forums are full of old people with tens of thousands of bucks burning a hole in their pockets. My setup at home is a $400 turntable, an $80 preamp, a $30 A-D converter (for "ripping" the records to my PC) and $40 computer speakers. It sounds great, it doesn't cost a metric fuckton and every component is easily upgradable if I get more cash.
What kind of turntable is it? I've considered the Audio Technica 120 which is around $200 and seems to be the cheapest turntable that's considered acceptable. I figured once I get a job and start saving I could probably go a few notches above that but it seems like anything beyond the AT120 goes over $600.