What's the best belt-driven turntable with auto-stop, or semi-auto stop?
Budget under $500.
Looking for typical audiophile features: replaceable cartridge, adjustable counterweight, anti-skate, excellent isolation from external vibration, stable accurate speed, low wow & flutter, low distortion, sonic accuracy, etc.
Yes, i am aware that audiophile turntables usually do not have auto-stop. But for my purpose, auto-stop is a must.
Some models I'm looking at:
- Marantz TT42P
- Audio Technica AT-LP3
Also considering a tonearm-lifter addon. If that works, then i can go for a U-Turn Orbit!https://forum.audiogon.com/discussions/best-tonearm-lifter
It's ok if i have to upgrade the cartridge or whatever on the stock model, in order to move up to a higher class product.
(curious, i wonder why this forum does not have a "turntable" category, since it has everything else)