As an audiophile, I’ve pursued world class sound reproduction for almost my entire adult life. First, I focused on CDs as my music source. Then, when I inherited my father’s LP collection, I added LPs to the mix. My path to facilitate LPs as a music source was pretty simple. I purchased a Rega Planar 25, with a Super Elys cartridge. Also, I added a phono card to my Naim Olive system. As it was my Father’s collection, the LPs constantly brought back memories from childhood…when I spent a significant amount of time with my Father. In a way, the Planar 25 was a time machine for me. The destination was good.
I never thought it could happen but Roon broke me. I swore I'd never be drawn into the non-tactile world of digital music. But, the quality wore me down and I've now spent all of my free time converting my shiny silver discs to digital files.
You’re in the midst of a pandemic and spending a lot of ‘quality’ time at home (lol), so now is the perfect time to perfect your audio system. I have a four-step plan for building it, so you can avoid wasting time and money on shoddy stuff.