I recently started... this is such a great way to escape. To be able to close the door and just enjoy a good record or listen to whatever music media I want to.... I used some old receiver I had, an old DVD/CD player changer, got an inexpensive table from Best Buy...still a work in progress.
Limited in space and, with a family, it is very difficult to dedicate a room just for music... so I had to use the area where we have the office/computers/library/etc. room for this. My children are old enough to understand that they can't be playing around with this, so I should be fine on that front.
Please feel free to share suggestions, as I said, new to this (well, rediscovering, since I used to have a stereo with a turntable, some 25 years ago! )
Here are the specs:
Pro-Ject RM 1.3 Turntable in High Gloss Black with Sumiko Pearl cartridge
Pro-Ject Phono Box USB V in black
Bowers & Wilkins 684 Speakers
Yamaha Natural Sound AV Receiver RX-V2500
Sony SACD/DVD Player DVP-NC650V
Apple AirPort Express Base Station - to send music to the stereo via AirPlay
Spin-Clean Record Washer MKII
AudioQuest LP record clean brush
Speaker placement might not be optimal, but I have to work within the space I have...