I still use my AR ES-1 for my second system. First system is Basis 2001. I have found, in comparing turntables, that I need to have a sprung table. To me, sprung tables are far more lifelike; they seem to have more depth to the sound. I've heard others swear by non-sprung tables, claiming that non-sprung tables sound more precise. To each his own, I guess. Anyway, I have found that I'd rather have a cheaper sprung table than a more expensive non-sprung table! You might want to consider whether this is an over-riding issue for you, as it has proven for some folks (one way or the other).