They are good. Also consider Gram Slee phono stage.
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The Rotel 970 has a fixed cord, 5-yr. warranty, (Rotel quality) and I believe MC/MM selector. For $199. If you're looking for new this is alot for the $. Also there is the Projet for something like $129 new that would merit consideration but I'm not sure of all its features/quality.
I went w/the Rotel. (I like to support my local dealer as much as possible and I know if there were to be any issues/problem w/the unit it would be taken care of by my dealer.)