Pro-ject Carbon Debut at $399 is the usual suspect, decent arm with decent cartridge included.
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Agree with Schubert. Pro-ject Carbon Debut is a "plug and play" TT that comes with a good tonearm and an Ortofon cartridge. It comes to you already set up.
I added a turntable to my system after about 20 years of not having one. I had first picked up a used Denon direct drive off of eBay, which lasted about a year before the motor died. I purchased a Pro-ject Debut Carbon turntable, Musical Fidelity V-LPS phono stage, and the acrylic platter upgrade. All in, the cost was about $650 all new. It is a nice piece of gear, the included cartridge sounds good, the purchase was a smart one. The only thing I miss from my turntables growing up are the auto start and auto return features. Other than that, it will serve you well.
Stay with your preference to buy used. Turntable rigs are popular so there is a wider audience for upgradeitis. You didn't state your budget but, whatever it is, you will get more for your money used, here on Audiogon. If practical, buy locally so that you can audition the setup. Check the synergy between table, arm and cartridge. Again, this is most apparent during audition. Also, if you buy locally you can carry it home yourself versus trusting common carriers. Don't be surprised if your focus changes from digital to analog.
Don't buy used, you already said you know nothing about turntables, buy a new one with cartridge already installed.
A new $299 TT with cart correctly installed will sound better than the best one in the world without the cartridge correctly installed, and the chance in buying a used table set-up right is one in 10.
Night and day Narunner2, night and day. There is no fair comparison between the two. Instead, you may want to compare Rega RP1 with the Carbon Debut.
Personally, I prefer Rega but that's my opinion and not yours.
Either one will pair well with your equipment provided your set-up is spot on.
I second Schubert's advice, visit a local dealer, trust your ears, and buy a new one.
Is there a Rega P6? There's an RP6 and a P5. The P5 is a very good TT for an analogue novice. But you would be buying that unit used, so it's a risky move, unless you know the history of the unit or if it's a dealer demo.
One piece of advice from my experience, you should start off with a MM cartridge, then the TT would really be "set it and forget it." And I would not recommend a Rega cart; very high output and hard to match with a basic phono stage (phono preamp). There are many other carts that perform better and are less expensive.