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The first 3 links didn't work, but I was able to google and find them. Your B2B-1 has some positive reviews. Currently, I have a pair of Dali Helicon 400 MkI floor standing speakers, and my mid-bass is maxed out, can't do any more. As such, my concern with using the B2B-1 is TOO MUCH bass, as the reviews appeared to say that the low end was pretty fat.
In any case, will consider it, I see there is a 2 week trial period.
While I firmly "believe" that good power cords can be nice improvement. Do not use them for a turntable.
Phono cable: Nordost Heimdall 2. Not overly expensive just a good phono cord.
Phono pre amp: Roksan DXP SE or RCM Prelude. I own the RCM but regret that I didn't buy the Roksan. The Roksan costs a bit more but is better. Both are over your budget but if you do not buy a dustcover and fancy power cord they should be withing reach. Or even buy a cheaper phono cable. Like the Nordost Leif blue Heaven phono cable.
Ok, thanks folks, I'll nix the power cord idea, no problem with that.
I like the idea of the Nordost Heimdalls as well. I use mostly Nordost ICs & SCs in my system anyway (at about the Heimdall/Frey/SPM performance level).
Also, a guy at a local high end store in San Francisco told me that they generally recommend 2 cables for the Scoutmaster: a Transparent Audio model & the Synergistic Research Tricon.
Congrats on the new table & cartridge. I won't comment on the cable, cord & phono stage. You'll get plenty of opinions. But I will on the dustcover since you want a cheap one.
Consider having a custom one made by these guys...
I had them build one for me for my Project RM5.1 SE to my specs, complete with cable cut-outs in back and I think it cost about $100, shipping included. It took about 2 weeks to get to me from time of order. Highly recommended for a great cover at a reasonable price. And you dictate the dimensions that work best for you.
Igraber, The shielding is very adequate , I live 3 miles from a powerful FM tower and no problem.
I used them on a Project Xpersssion and a Sony PS-X7 modded with RCA outs which is quite a decent table .
They just play music better than any stock cord I ever heard
and have no flaw I hear. Imagine they would work on anything.