best Front end for B&W 801 Matrix 3?


Just got a pair of 801 3's.  Running an ARC SP6 with an ARC d-300.  TT & Cart are weak.  Any suggestions that are not stratospheric in price?
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I know how many audiophiles swear by ARC of the era and B&W, but I sure never got into that combination.

Have you tried a CJ of the era, or a more modern ARC??

Oh, and if you haven't already, have the caps upgraded. Modern film caps are so much better.

Best,
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Any comments on how the system sounds to you with said 'weak tt'?
It's lacking any space or defined soundstage.  Thin in the middle.  TT is a Denon dp-51f with an Ortophon 2M red