I have not heard a 33f for over ten years, but I have auditioned the RM-5 recently and I think that it would be a big step backwards. You will have to spend way more to get a noticibly better phonograph than the Denon. I would put the money into a nice new cartridge and phono stage. There are many good phono stages for around $250.00; Black Cube, XLP3, Gram Amp 2, for a few bucks more a Phenomena. Search the archives for nice cartridge recommendations.
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