This is my first post here!
I am about to purchase my first ever home stereo! Let me apologize in advance for what may seem like ridiculous questions....please go easy, as I am brand new to this world....
I am putting together a system, and its primary purpose will be to play records. I do know that I will most likely go with a vintage receiver that has already been restored. Looking at Marantz, Sansui, McIntosh, Luxman, etc....the usual suspects....
I will primarily be listening to rock, folk, jazz, acoustic music, etc. Nothing to heavy.
Haven't quite decided on a turntable yet, but I want to hammer down my choice of receiver/speakers first.
Still trying to decide on speakers too, but I am almost 100% sure that I will go with Klipsch. In addition to sounding great, the speakers I choose must fit into the vintage "look" of the stereo. Plus, they can't be too big. Klipsch is the only speaker I am aware of that makes floor standing models that have a vintage look, and are not Yuuuuggggge! I am looking at purchasing used/upgraded Heresy I, II, or III....or else a set of used Fortes.
I would love any advice people can offer about how these types of speakers work with vintage SS Receivers....plus any recommendations on which particular brand/model people have had success with, as well as places to look for refurbished/restored models of speakers and receivers.
Budget is $2500 for receiver/speakers, ideally less. However, if my budget doesn't get me EVRYTHING I want, I would like to focus first on getting excellent speakers, and have the rest of the components be "useable" with the idea that I can upgrade/restore those at a later date.