So I just successfully defended my dissertation this afternoon, and in celebration, I think it is time to upgrade the weakest link of my modest 2ch system! (also, time to drink lots of adult beverages...). I have some ideas, but being a relative novice compared to ya'll, suggestions are very welcome...where would YOU go from here? Budget should be below $500 per upgrade.
Here is what I currently roll with-
Bang & Olufsen Beogram RX2 TT -> Adcom GTP-400 -> Adcom GFA-535ii -> LSi7's ->MicroPro2000 (MIT EXP1 IC; EXp 2 Speaker Cables)
Sources are 40% LPs, 60% streaming over Apple Airport Express (building the lossless collection, slowly), connected directly to the pre (no DAC). I thoroughly enjoy almost any type of vocal music, with exceptions mainly in the country/heavy metal/rap categories...all other genres are in scope.
Any thoughts and suggestions are very welcome!!