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New setup help needed

stuckinazoo

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Hi

Just got my first house and treating myself to my first turntable. Being new to this and looking at the budget end of the market, I would ordinarily have picked a straightforward setup with active speakers. However, I've been gifted someone's old Linn passive speakers (stand mounted) and would like to make use of them if possible. I've got £500 to spend on a turntable (most likely Audio Technica), amp and would really like wireless headphones as well. So, what I'd like to ask is

- Can anyone recommend a good combination of turntable and amp for that budget?
- Needs to be bluetooth for headphones (and I may get wireless speakers in the future) but does the turntable need to be bluetooth or should only the amp be bluetooth and I put more money towards the fundamentals of the turntable.
 

gasolin

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Isn't it surpose to be the amp that has bluetooth and be able to send it to a bluetooth headphone ?


Another option could be a used nad D3020, a audio technica 120 usb turntable and a unit that can sendt the signal to a bluetooth headphone, i think the bluetooth on the amp is only in not out
 
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Al ears

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Isn't it surpose to be the amp that has bluetooth and send it to a bluetooth headphone ?


Another option could be a used nad D3020, a audio technica 120 usb turntable and a unit that can sendt the signal to a bluetooth headphone, i think the bluetooth on the amp is only in not out
You're right, unfortunately the Yamaha only has a Bluetooth receiver for streaming to it, it cannot transmit.
 

gasolin

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You're right, unfortunately the Yamaha only has a Bluetooth receiver for streaming to it, it cannot transmit.
Must admit, i don't know any amp that can send the signal to a bluetooth headphone, usually amps is only receive not send

Im shure there are some headphone amps (headphones only) with bluetooth but that might be alot more expensive with a normal amp,a turntable and bluetooth headphones
 
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Gray

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I would give priority to the quality of TT and amp.
You can always get something like this to transmit Bluetooth:
 
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I would give priority to the quality of TT and amp.
You can always get something like this to transmit Bluetooth:
How are these connected to the amp, may I ask?
 

stuckinazoo

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Thanks all for your replies.

I'm now being advised to consider the Rega Planar 1 https://www.smarthomesounds.co.uk/rega-planar-1-turntable?gclid=CjwKCAjw4rf6BRAvEiwAn2Q76vr9J-s4TLXrZTCngklA8HbV83w6x_89xFVNUxCa28aoj4b_oTxPIRoCHd0QAvD_BwE which to be fair looks a better build although I wouldn't mind having a bit more in the way of manual controls.

Also the Rega io as mentioned above which I would stretch to if I knew I could get more out of it e.g. could I stream to it and maybe connect a CD player as well?

Re the headphones, well I've been advised I could get much better sound with a wired connection so I suppose wireless isn't essential. It just would have been nice to have one set that I could move between TV use and hi-fi use. Any thoughts?
 

Gray

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Thanks all for your replies.

I'm now being advised to consider the Rega Planar 1 https://www.smarthomesounds.co.uk/rega-planar-1-turntable?gclid=CjwKCAjw4rf6BRAvEiwAn2Q76vr9J-s4TLXrZTCngklA8HbV83w6x_89xFVNUxCa28aoj4b_oTxPIRoCHd0QAvD_BwE which to be fair looks a better build although I wouldn't mind having a bit more in the way of manual controls.

Also the Rega io as mentioned above which I would stretch to if I knew I could get more out of it e.g. could I stream to it and maybe connect a CD player as well?
You're right, you could connect a streamer and a CD player in addition to the turntable.
Like you, I'd be going for wired headphones - even though you will swear when you stand up with your foot on the wire.
 

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