MM phono stage

I need you advise for the best MM phono stage for max:
- $500 used, or
- $1000 new
- $500 DYI kit (I was considering here the EB-804/419 from or Linsey Hood RIAA Phono Stage from

Please let me know your opinions.

Thank you very much
If you are interested in DIY kit, you got to check out the Cornet from Hagerman Technology.
Look for a used Lehmann Audio Black Cube SE (the version with the larger power supply). It can often be found selling in the $400-450 range. It's an excellent MM preamp in absolute terms, and at the used price it's also an excellent value.
Look at the Camelot, superb for it's price.
The EAR 834. It's incredible.