Congrats on joining the rest of us mad vinyl lovers, it is a difficult medium to justify in this modern era but can reap many hours of enjoyment, it certainly does for me.Morning all....I've been toying with the idea of getting back into vinyl (like many others) over the last couple of years. I decided to take the plunge, did loads of research into a straightforward turntable setup, and ended up down so many rabbit holes!!! I didn't have a big budget so decided to go for a package that had already been put together by a certain hi fi chain of stores. Anyways, it all arrived yesterday and I'm so pleased with it, but I've only got a few LPs so far (Mike Oldfield x 2 and Elton John) and I listened to them all last night. I've got my eye on much more vinyl and intend to increase my collection. Here's my simple set up; Pro-ject Primary E turntable, Cambridge AXA35 amp and Q Acoustics 3010 speakers. Any other advice / info would be much appreciated. Thanks for your time 👍.
Your issue is going to be the cost of building a collection, vinyl is ridiculously expensive, at least 4 or 5 CD's can be bought for the cost of one LP, and as others have pointed out the 'cheap' route to getting a collection via the charity shops has long gone, but they are worth an explore as sometimes you strike lucky. Also ask around within your immediate family and friends, people may have vinyl stored away they haven't thrown out or sold and maybe happy to let you take it off their hands.
Over the years I found it very difficult to have my HiFi in our main living space, when the wife wanted to watch her TV soaps or other such rubbish I tried using headphones to carry on listening, but the wife complained about me singing along, apparently I don't have a good singing voice.
Now I am happily set-up in a spare bedroom and whilst the space is compact I am left in peace.
Good luck in getting the system sorted and that LP collection built.