I intend to buy a hifi system from the ground up, for around £1000 (so relatively budget I suppose), and am not quite sure what I even need, never mind which models etc. to go for. I thought a forum would be a good place to start in curing my ignorance So basically I want is a separates system that can cater for 1) Vinyl 2) MP3/ AUX 3) CDs In that order of importance. It would be nice, but not necessary if it had an iPod dock thing, but if that's going to be another component it would probably stretch my budget a bit thin I believe (correct me if I'm wrong) this leaves me needing speakers, an amp, a turntable and a CD player. However from a bit of cursory reading about turntable systems I've read I need a pre amp, and I'm not sure what this is, if it's built in, do I need it and all the rest. Also I thought I should say that the CD or MP3 bit isn't absolutely necessary and I was considering leaving one out if it means I have to buy too many separates (probably just missing out a CD player) Can anyone offer any advice on what I should be getting, from where and for how much?