The best TT system for under 30K

Hi agoners! 

I have been floored by Kuzma Stabi XL DC with 4 points TA on a recent audition. It was extremely analog sounding, insane details with speed, beat and clarity that made me wonder if I am listening to a live concert, just can’t help my toe tapping. Was comparing the sound to the top of the line Accuphase CD player with the same rest of system and it was no contest. 

Switching from Accuphase CD player to Kuzma XL DC was sounding like adding a pair of subwoofer and going up 2-3 levels on the rest of the system. Mind you the rest of the system was Accuphase E-650 class A integrated that should favor the Accuphase same brand CD player but that wasn’t the case. The speaker was Kerr Acoustics K300 under 10K entry level bookshelf and the sound of the entire entry level system armed with Kuzma XL DC beat the hell out of the entire super high end system the dealer has on the other listening room with Avalon PM3 speakers, Accuphase A-250 monos, Audionet Stern Preamp with Accuphase CD player. 

However obviously I cannot afford the whole set of Kuzma XL DC considering I am also in the process of upgrading my existing system. What will be the closest contender in the US$30.000 retail price range that has the same sonic signature as Kuzma XL DC? 

Thanks in advance for any advices!!
“I am leaning towards the demo Kansui or the used once Madake for the keeper and Linn Krystal for me to learn with.”


Go for it and enjoy your journey into Analog. 
I am convinced now that I've upgraded to a Fatboy Arm on my VPI Aries that the two most important parts of a vinyl audio system are the arm and the phono preamp. All the 4Point suggestions are really spot on. One of the best arms available. Then I'd suggest a Lamm LP2.1. Those two elements will give you a foundation to enjoy a huge range of turntables and cartridges at different price levels to completely you setup. Those two components will allow for anything you surround it with to sound awesome. Have fun with this purchase!

Given the aesthetics of your components, I suggest you look at Oracle turntables, good-looking and great-sounding. Made in Canada.
WONDERFUL NEWS!! I got quite familiar and friendly with the dealer and he threw in the Miyajima Kansui used on the demo unit completely free of charge. I am happier than happy right now. Right now I am negotiating with the dealer if it’s possible for him to come setup the Kuzma today. I just don’t have the patience to wait until my custom table is finished. Ordering some LP from local internet store. Just for fun, we in Indonesia have this wonderful online marketplace called Tokopedia, it is literally better than Amazon Prime, it’s like Amazon NOW instead of Amazon Same day, I can get what I order in 1-2 hours... it’s crazy. 
Coming in an hour, it’s 8pm here.... I am very excited, he is going to set it up immediately too. Aaaaaand he will also bring Accuphase E-650 and Kerr Acoustic K300 to leave in my home while waiting for my Accuphase C2850, Accuphase A-250 and Kerr Acoustic K100 to arrive. I guess we will be staying up very late today.