I've heard that there was a castle Bothwell, but didn't know about the town. That's cool!Hi
How is Scotland ... there's a question It's small, but packs a punch that's for sure. Come visit sometime , come and find out.
There's a smallish town just outside Glasgow called Bothwell btw, if you didn't know.
Hifi... you've seen a recommendation for the miniDSP Flex. I'd second that - it's a DAC, a preamp and it can take digital and analogue input too so it works with your TT. It's what I use.
There's a learning curve with it, to get the EQ set but it works out of the box too. Get a UMIK-1 microphone when you buy it (if you do).
I'm no EQ expert - listen to others when you start to make measurements.
You'll have budget left - that's good! Wait until you've made some measurements and got some feedback and advice. Then get a subwoofer or two
When ordering the MiniDSP Flex, what do you guys recommend for output connections? RCA, TRS, Digital?