Indeed I do include the cartridge in that price. Quite silly, but i never knew that i needed a phono stage. I'm now trying to find out whether my Stax headphone system has a phonostage build in, but i guess that's not very likely.
I hope that i will be able to find a good phonostage(amp) and turntable + cartridge. The cd player and stax system were really a bargain, but still the price was pretty steep for my financial situation.
Still music is the most important thing to me (holes in my shoes, but a nice audio set-up
By the way, is there anyone else who uses headphones only?
I want to thank you all for your advice!
(My current audio set-up is: Stax 4040 system + Unison Research Unico CDP)