Plenty of info here on the KAB-Technics tables if you are looking for bang for the buck. It would fit nicely with your system.
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I purchased a slightly used Music Hall MMF-7 here on A'gon, just ot test the analog waters again (I've listened to digital exclusively for the last 8-10 years). It comes with a Goldring Eroica h/o moving coil cartridge. It has proven to be one, if not one of the most, musically satisfying audio purchases I have ever made. I can't recommend it highly enough. I now use my $7500 CD player to warm up my system, prior to listening to my turntable. Oh yes, the price, used....slightly (and I do mean slightly, as it appeared to be in almost new condition), was $650. It's a no brainer, do a google search, and see what others have to say also.
"So the last piece of the puzzle is the cartridge."
whackey- everything is subjective...cart choice is REAL subjective.
I have tried 4 popular MC carts on my VPI.
Benz Micro Glider
AT ART 9.
The ART9 seems to have the positive attributes of those carts, in a package UNDER $1K. There is a sizable thread on the ART9, a few Prime owners have shared their thoughts.
Orpheus-"Rega P3 tweaked to the bone"
I had a P5 with mods, which added up to the value of the stock table! Good fun and shockingly good sonics.
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