What do I do next????

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I recently bought a Rega RP3 with TTPSU and Ortofon 2M red, to play vinyl again and loving the sound, but I know that plugging this through my Denon DF107DAB, SFC107 speakers on Atacama stands and QED anniversary cable is giving on some records a rather muddled bass. I would like to know an upgrade path for this set up without breaking the bank, as ive just spent a few bob on the turntable set up. Would it be wise to try a new phono pre amp into the Denon or just replace the Denon with a new amplifier, keeping the speakers for now. Or just changing the speakers and then the amp? I welcome your comments. Budget is £500 and I listen mostly to jazz, blues, 80’s, synth, Tangerine dream, JMJ, classical.
 

John Duncan

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Tricky. I suspect the place to start is speakers, but I might have to have a dig in the specs of the Denon to see whether it has a bit of power behind it to cope with the ones I have in mind...
 
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The denon sounds great with CD's and mp3's and pumps out 65w per channel. The warmer sound of vinyl makes the muddy bass stick out
 
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The denon sounds great with CD's and mp3's and pumps out 65w per channel. The warmer sound of vinyl makes the muddy bass stick out
 

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I'd look at a dedicated phono stage and some low capacitance cable.

Folk like to colour the sound at various points, personally i like to keep a signal as clean as possible and let the amp give you the sound you want. Soo, a stage that is as transparent as possible with some adjustments (flexible) would be good plus low capacitance cable as the signal from TT to stage is very low.
 
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i dont really want to get rid of the Denonjust yet, as ive just spent £600 on the TT and PSU set up, so the next major upgrade im thinkimng at the end of this year will be a Rega Brio R and Rega RS5 speakers, however in the meantime if i can do anything to improve the sound from the TT through the Denon then it will be a happy stop gap. What phono stage do you recommend? The Rega mini Fono? I dont want to spend mega bucks which i know you can quite easily.....
 

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