My TT sits atop a 5” thick polished granite slab, on top of my downstairs stereo cabinet, the top of the TT cover is just higher than my chest (about even with my nipples) (I’m just under 6’ 1)
It’s perfect, no bending, no tiptoe-ing, easy to dust the LPs’ before play, easy flipping/reading labels, etc etc.
the other TT sits at my desk (average sitting desk height)
She is about just over waist height standing,..... when I use that TT to download to my computer, I’m sitting down using my computer,......when sitting down, it’s just about chest height also,..makes easy to flip, dust LPs’, etc.
this just happened the past oh,....8 years. Previously, our old place we lived in, all I had was a 2 tier coffee table, TT was at or just above my knees, so the boss (wife) one year bought me one of those kneeling pads, some new fangled space gel/gushy stuff to kneel on, as in order to flip, I had to get on my knees (keep your minds out the gutter ;).
Love playing the records, my only regret is late night listening, I tend to drift off leaving the TT spinning,
My only gripe of those Technics SL-1200’s, they don’t have a auto return/off function. Never heard any degradation in sound or wear on the stylus from many years of this.