start me off

I'm in the process of upgrading my gear and I'd like to get into analogue while I'm at it. I was looking for some suggestions on a good turntable for under $600. I have heard of linn, sota and rega but have very little knowledge about what can be had in this price range.
I like Linn over Rega.

No experience with Sota.

A Linn Axis like the one in my system might be had used in your range.
Sota is sweet. You may have a hard time finding a sapphire or jewel with arm and cart for $600 but you may get lucky. Music Halls are nice for the price too.
I second what Elevick stated based upon direct experience and a discerning ear.
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