Forever turntable under $2000


In search of: forever turntable.

I'm currently looking to upgrade from my existing Pro-Ject RPM 1.3 to a table that I will (hopefully) never grow out of. I'm looking for something that is *technically* competent, something where I know the engineering is extremely solid and "timeless," and provides a good analog platform to swap carts with. My budget for this is $1600 with cart (but up to $2000 if there's a good case for it). The rest of my system is as follows:

* LSA 2.1 Statement speakers

* Schiit Gumby DAC

* Schiit Freya preamp

* Adcom GFA555 power amp

* Schiit Mani phono stage

So far, I have looked into the Rega P6 (or a used RP6), a Clearaudio Concept, a variety of Pro-Ject offerings, and a Michell Technodec... but at this level there are so many choices, its hard to know where to start. Any ideas? Thanks!
primarist
Its very ignorant that no one includes Early Thorens, Lenco or AR.

What the hell is all this love in for Technics 1200sg all of a sudden? Can anyone prove that its audiophile musical quality? Does it blow Linn and Ariston away? 
Used vpi. For 2k maybe a used classic 
What the hell is all this love in for Technics 1200sg all of a sudden? Can anyone prove that its audiophile musical quality?

@vinny55 Do you need a proof for the brands like Technics ?

Look for SP-10 mkII and MK III, comparing those ultimate turntables to some belt drives is a joke. You may never tried a proper japanese Direct Drive if you asking such questions. The accuracy of new Coreless Direct drive from Technics is second to none, this is probably the best NEW DD motor in existence. However, an old Direct Drive tables are great too (Victor TT-101, Denon DP-80, Luxman PD-444 ... and many more).

Comparing Belt Drive to Coreless Direct Drive is like comparing apples to oranges.

Personally i would never ever buy any belt drive turntable for whatever price, even for free.
Used Well Tempered Simplex. I had some really nice pretty expensive tables before it. LP12, Amazon 2, Mitchel Orbe. Simplex was better than all of them and super easy to set up.