Help with TT ideas for my first TT
I have been reading alot of reviews and searching around for my first TT. ALot of recent recordings that i want are basically only coming out on vinyl or super crappy mp3. I have an Aaron integrated amp, with some custom built SB Acoustic Monitors (Bromo).
I am looking at the marketplace in the 1 - 1.5k range and see I can find alot of different solutions and wanted to get peoples thoughts:
Marantz tt-15 - Seems like bargain at 1500, but difficult to setup
Clearaudio Concept - good reviews, bumps against the magnetic arm (Cement floor at my place)
Music Hall MMF 7.3 - Seems like a great solution
VPI Cliff Wood
Pro-ject X1 or X2 - Have read some reports of motor noise
Rega Planar 2 or 3 - Seems to be they are what they are
With such a crowded field how do people choose? I live in Central Mass, and dont have alot of options in terms of auditions so would love to get peoples thoughts.