Past 11 years I have been listening to music at home with free or cheap gear. Mainly mp3's with phone and computer (now Spotify) and vinyl records.
Now Im leaning towards vintage audio equipment. I just love how most of them look. I bought myself (almost a mint) Yamaha CR-620 ( https://www.hifiengine.com/manual_library/yamaha/cr-620.shtml ) and im loving the sound and looks. Now I "need" to upgrade my record player and speakers.
At the moment my setup is CR-620, cheap Marantz plasticy record player with light platter (anything would be a upgrade) and Yamaha NS-50F ( https://www.hifiengi...ha/ns-50f.shtml ) speakers. Speakers are ok, but I don't like the looks anymore. No narrow tower speakers for me anymore.
Turntable should be good quality and good looks. Im no HiFi -enthusiast, but I just want something that lasts long and sounds good.
Speakers, I like them big. Big drivers big everything. Love how many of Sansui, JBL and Kenwood speakers look. But I don't have any experience how they sound.. Do these sound good?
Any suggestions? What should I look for?
I've been thinking of Thorens TD-160/165/166. Any experience with them? Price range 1-300€ and source would be local "craigslist", eBay De/Uk.
For speakers I've been offered Akai SW-137 MKII https://www.hifiengi...ai/sw-137.shtml. Do these sound good? Im willing to spend 1-300€ for speakers too.
Any suggestions and tips are welcome!