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Just realized I posted this i the wrong Audio forum! Ignore this if you want!

Ok, so I currently have two bookshelf Polk Audio Monitor 30 Series II speakers, a Creek OBH-11 Headphone amp, Grado Labs SR325 Headphones, a cheap Sony STR-DE135 audio receiver, an HT Omega Claro sound card, and a Rotel RP-5300 turntable. I have the soundcard hooked up to the receiver, with the headphone amp coming out of the receiver. Sound quality is less than I had anticipated, but I believe I need to upgrade my cable quality and speaker cables. Also, the receiver does not have a phono amp, and I had to finagle the headphone amp to work properly.

I'm looking for an integrated Amp/ receiver that can do the following:

Stereo output for a headphone amp
Phono amp built in for my turntable
Accept optical audio in, coming from my soundcard
Decent D/A converter built in

Does such a thing exist that's under $1000? Would this be my best bet for high quality sound? I switch between headphones and speakers regularly so being able to switch on the fly quickly is important.

Any ideas or thoughts would be helpful. Thanks!
Edited by mj12agent0014 - 8/2/13 at 8:14pm
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Yes check out Accessories4less.com thay have top brands at discounted prices, I belive they are mostly refurbished but you can get a 1000 for nearly half price..

I would NOT bother with going with Expensive cables ones from Monoprice will do the same thing for far less money.. save your money on the cables there is absolutely no gain in a pricier cable..

Spend your money on a quality receiver and a Good set of speakers/sub
    
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