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Hi there,

I recently purchased a Pro-Ject Debut Carbon turntable. I'm new to vinyl and now I have no idea what to do, what to buy, etc. I know that I need to purchase a few more things to get the vinyl player running but I don't know what to buy.

Can someone please run me through what to buy and why I need to buy them? Thanks.
 

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Buy Records, that is the best start although maybe it sounds trite.

Please advise if you have an AVR or separates and do you have a phono preamp ?
 

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My current setup doesn't have a phono pre-amp.

So do I just need the phono pre-amp and speakers and I'm set to go or?
 

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Please list all of your gear.
The group also needs to know what your budget is for new gear.
Is the system you are building only for stereo music, or will it also be used for movies (multichannel sound) ?
It will also help to know how large your room is, what type of music you like, and how loud you like to listen.
 

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I basically only have the vinyl player - Pro Ject Debut Carbon
I'm looking to spend around 800-1000
I like all kinds of music, but my favourite genres are: Electronic, Hip-Hop/Rap, Rock, Experimental, Punk, Post-Rock, Post-Punk, Ambient, etc.
 

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Ok, the music genres you have listed means you will need a good subwoofer.
There are a handful of brands that have stellar reputations for performance and customer satisfaction.
I will suggest Hsu http://www.hsuresearch.com and http://www.svsound.com

http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/vtf-2mk4.html this will run you about $600 to the door, this is a really good sub with multiple setup options.
http://www.svsound.com/collections/ported-subwoofers/products/pb-1000, this is $500 to the door, this is also a very good sub.
I don't think you could go wrong picking either one.

Speakers are much more tricky, I have not heard the Hsu or SVS speakers but both get good reviews.
The Hsu Hybrid 2 package deal http://www.hsuresearch.com/products/hybrid2pkg.html or the SVS http://www.svsound.com/products/prime-bookshelf bookshelf speakers along with the PB1000 sub fit your budget and leave enough meat on the bone to pick up a phono preamp and AVR.

I personally like Pioneer, Yamaha, Marantz, and Denon AVRs in that order, but that is just my preference.
Any of them in your budget are more similar than different and they will all sound great.
 

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I kinda goofed, I don't know why (since you clearly stated your budget) but I thought it was higher when I posted the links.
I am leaving the post intact because I still think the products are solid.

Per Amazon the turntable is ~$400 and you still need a preamp (~$80) to connect it to any receiver that fits in your budget.
~$500 out of a ~$1500 total budget is a lot to spend on a turntable.
Everyone picks what is important to themselves and that is cool, but sometimes budget allocation makes getting a balanced system more difficult.
At $500 to the door the PB1000 sub is hard to beat but that only leaves $500 for 2 speakers and a receiver..

I normally prefer not to purchase refurbished electronics but with a tight budget I would stretch my receiver $$ by looking at Accessories4less http://www.accessories4less.com

Sorry for making recommendations that would take you over budget.
 
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