Budget Amp/Receiver recommendations
Looking for something inexpensive to push some '85 Monitor 10b's. MUST have Phono input.
Will be using Technics sl-1300 with moving magnet and moving iron cartridges, Ipod and computer, and maybe cd mega player.
I was pretty intent on getting something 70's and even bought a Kenwood 8100, but it got smashed in shipping, and now am just wanting something trouble-free and adequate, yet have a nice sound and look good.
So now I'm looking at the newish Yamaha a-s500 or r-s500 because they seem to look alright, have a phono input, are uncomplicated, and about 200 bucks.
Any experience with these? will they be troublefree and last a long time?
Any advice or recommendations would be awesome. I like nice sound and nice things, but it has to be inexpensive.