Technik wrote:A couple more questions if I may.
What does it mean that a speaker can be Bi-wired? Is it that you can double the power by connecting the cables to both ports?
Biwiring is a waste of time & money IMO. It doesn't increase the power & only adds to the spaghetti behind your system. If you are determined to use both inputs on your speakers, replace the solid "jumpers" & make some out of whatever speaker cable you decide to use. Bi-amping is something different & gains are to be had there, but that's something to consider down the road a bit.
Technik wrote:Can I stack the turntable on top of the amp or should I put them separately? I've read about vibrations interupting the turntable but would an amp affect it?
If you can put the turntable not on top of the amp then that is preferable, mostly because the footprint of the turntable is likely to exceed the available surface area of the top of the amp! No need to go nuts, for instance putting the TT on a reasonably sturdy piece of furniture will do the job. If you have room next to the amp on whatever you are putting the rest of the kit on (eg sideboard, coffee table) then this is fine for the time being.
Technik wrote:You guys were talking about cables - could any of you guys please give me a link to an example that I could get?
Go to Maplins or any electrical hardware shop, they will probably have a few reels of speaker cable, buy however much you need. Thicker is generally perceived to be better, especially over longer runs. If you're not sure, buy something in-between the bellwire & the national grid cabling.
There is all kind of theorising about different compositions & constructions of cables (silver/tellurium/unobtanium, twisted/not twisted etc, etc, ad nauseum) and this is something you can stress about, experiment with & make your own mind up on in the fullness of time. If I were you I'd just get myself going with whatever you can for the time being.