Best phono player for newbie with good 2 ch system


I'm getting interested in phono but don't want to spend thousands! 

Right now my system consists of:

KEF r900
KEF r400b subs (3x)
Emotiva xpa-1 preamp w/phono
Parasound A21
Cambridge cxn v2 network streamer

What are some good "highish-end" options without breaking the bank? 
dtximages
Just got a Dr Feickert Blackbird and it is excellent. Had a SME10 prior and that was also good, before that I had/have SL1200GAE and it is a very good table but I wanted to do 2 tonearms which led me to the Blackbird
If you have a solid stand you can't go wrong with a Kuzma Stabi-S IMHO.
Thank you all.  Since this is new to me, I dont want to spend thousands.  I was looking at the Pro-Ject to dip my toe in the water as I accumulate albums... 
What is your budget for table and cartridge?
Technics SL1200GR is the best option for you, something about $1800
And if it’s too much there is SL1200 mk7 cheaper.

Both are brand new Direct Drive turntables. Do not mix it up with an old SL1200mk2

Remember, you'll need a good way of cleaning your vinyl that should be in your budget.
@dtximages - If you are really going to stick with a budget, name your budget and stick with it. I agree that a new Technics SL1200GR is a great turntable. However, once you get a decent cartridge, you're over $2K. Is that within your budget?

If not, the Pro-Ject Carbon Debut Esprit SB is a pretty nice deck at a little less than $600. It's a complete package including speed control, acrylic platter, a decent cartridge and a phono cable. I have one and enjoyed it right out of the box. I did ultimately upgrade the Ortofon 2M Red Cartridge by replacing the stylus with a 2M Blue stylus. I also replaced the phono cable with an Audio Sensibility Impact SE (cryogenically treated, plus break-in service). So, I've got close to $900 in it and I think it sounds pretty good.  

You can get a less expensive Pro-Ject without some of the upgrades. You could also get a U-Turn. They have been pretty well reviewed, are US made and are really inexpensive. I have not heard the U-Turn.

A used Pro-Ject, from someone who saved the factory packaging, could be a great value. I've seen them down in the $200ish range.

Good Luck. Let us know how it goes......
Pioneer PLX1000 with Nagaoka MP150 will beat the Project.
Forget the Audio Sensibility Impact SE, it's dull sounding.
Fluance has a good table near the $500 mark else would absolutely get the Technics 1200GR.
Keep in mind that the Schiit Sol turntable will be out within 2 months or so (lots of folks eagerly awaiting this) and should be around $600. So, may want to wait to check it out
The Pioneer PLX1000 with Nagaoka MP150 is a nice setup, but it is nearly $1000 new. That's fine if it's within the budget. The Pro-Ject Carbon Debut Esprit SB is a complete setup for less than $600.

I recently missed a nice, less than 1 year old, Pioneer PLX1000 w/Nagaoka MP110 for $525 on my local Craigslist. That would have been a great setup at that price.
+1 reubent and noromance! The Pioneer PLX1000 is a solid contender in the "best under $1K" TT's! A quality machine! I have one with a Denon 103R cartridge. If total cost is a factor, then buy the new Grado Black Prestige cartridge from Needle Doctor ($79).
dtx images, What are you going to put it on and what type of flooring do you have. The environment around your table is very important. If you get an unsuspended turntable and put it in on softer floors, anything that is not concrete you will have an unfortunate experience and give up. Same if the cabinet is not rock solid. Good suspended tables like SME, SOTA and Basis are immune to this, not that you do not want to put them in a solid situation. If you have wooden floors you can compensate somewhat by using a wall shelf. They make them specifically for turntables. The SOTA Sapphire 4 is $3500 w/o arm. It is the least expensive suspended table I know of. You will never have a reason to buy another table. You can play with arms and cartridges. 
mijostyn, what am I going to put it on?  I knew this was going to take me deeper than I anticipated ha..
I was just going to put it on a solid side table or on a marble fireplace base.

I guess I'm unaware of how much the table mattered.

I did find a red Pro-ject Debut with preamp for $240 locally im going to pick up tonight.