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Speakers for AT-LP3 turntable and bluetooth devices

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Hi Guys, newbie here so please excuse my ignorance. I've recently bought an Audi Technica AT-LP3 turntable having followed advice and research. I was hoping to connect it to my old Denon system but it hasn't worked. Instead I would like to ditch the Denon and buy speakers for a new set-up. They'll predominantly be used for the vinyl and will sit in a large room. Ideally with bluetooth too though so that I can connect other devices. I've been doing lots of research and I'm going in circles, I seem to decide on a different speaker every day!! Budget of about £400'ish.... please help! The last one I nearly bought was the Scansonic S5BT speakers.. ? Thank you!
 
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ClarkNovember

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Just to be clear (and help people come up with suitable suggestions):

- you are looking for powered/active speakers to connect directly to your turntable?

- Your turntable has a built in phono stage so that would work fine. Your speakers would need to have volume controls that were easily accessible as you aren’t using a pre-amp so presumably you are looking for a model with a remote control?
 
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Just to be clear (and help people come up with suitable suggestions):

- you are looking for powered/active speakers to connect directly to your turntable?

- Your turntable has a built in phono stage so that would work fine. Your speakers would need to have volume controls that were easily accessible as you aren’t using a pre-amp so presumably you are looking for a model with a remote control?
Thanks for the reply. Yes you are correct, ideally it would have a remote control for volume. In addition to that requirement, it might prove difficult to hard-wire cables to remote speaker locations so they would need to work well if they are close together or alternatively have some sort of wireless capability.
Thank you
 

ClarkNovember

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Hopefully someone will chip in with some ideas but the options in that price range that I am aware of are more for computer desktop or TV soundbar alternatives, I’m not sure they would suit a large room.

For example I use a pair of Ruark MR1s for TV sound which I think is a great solution but they may not give you enough oomph for pure music listening.

For models that have a separate hub and bigger speakers and drivers, you are normally looking at a higher price. I know you mention an old Denon system you had so I wonder if you’ve considered the DM41 packaged with some passive speakers? Again you’d probably have to have a listen to see if they are going to work for your room but you may be able to get a good deal at around your budget.

Have you got a Richer Sounds or John Lewis that you can go to in order to get an idea of what might work for you soundwise?
 
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Thank you for that. The ability to upgrade components if I have a separate amp is certainly appealing. In my naivity I hadn't realised that those speakers I was looking at were more low-duty. I am now starting to wonder whether my £400 would be better spent on just an amp so that I can continue using my existing old Denon SC-M5K speakers and go for a proper speaker upgrade when the budget allows. Then again where to stop!? I don't want to sell myself short on an amp now....? Any and all advice is very gratefully received. Thank you
 

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