I've got a great deal on three new tube amplifiers (one, a Hybrid and two are Tube Integrated with a remotes, two models under $500.00), which is the route I would suggest you take. The source turntable you have could benefit from some upgrades that you could do for a pittance to upgrade it's sound or performance. But the amplifier being the heart of your system should be your first priority. While Jolida does make some really nice stuff there are better deals on better performing equipment. Just check out all the used Jolida gear, there is a ton. For me, I judge how good a component is by how long I want to keep it before feeling the need to upgrade. It seems to me Jolida buyers are never happy with what they got and want to pass it off to someone else. While there are so many manufacturers of tube amps that put Phono stages in the components they sell, usually the Phono stage is inferior and warrants the use of a separate phono stage. There is one model Preamp that makes an excellent Phono stage that is built in and battery powered. It was made by Golden Tube Audio but I can't remember the model number. And you would still need a main amplifier. Perhaps use the Phono section in your current amplifier alone with your new amp until you can save enough to get one that fits in with your gear and satisfies your tastes. Hope this helps, and feel free to contact me to discuss my tube amps and whether they might be a good fit for you.