Of course, you would expect TWL to chime in on this one. The Basis 1400 is a very good entry level TT. Many are happy with it and I would not knock it at all.
Having said that, the Teres TT is not an entry level TT. It may be priced like one, but that is where the similarities end. First, it is more complex, because it does not come with an arm, and with the kit you have to assemble it. But you can get it already assembled. It is not hard to do.
Secondly, the performance level cannot at all be compared to items like the 1400, Solution, Scout, Gyrodec, etc. The Teres, even the basic model, is worlds ahead of that. It is more in the league with the Basis 2500, TNT, ClearAudio Standard Reference , etc.
If you move up to the wood/lead shot type base on the Teres, you go even into higher territory.
I know that many think that I am just hyping this table 'cause I've got one. Wrong. I've got one 'cause it performs.
I just upgraded to the wood/lead base, and it really added tremendous weight and authority to the bottom end, which is a little lean with the acrylic base. Anyone considering this price for a TT, MUST consider the Teres.
Look, it makes no difference to me what TT you buy. I'm just telling you that the Teres is in the league with the top tables at an entry level price. What you do is your business.
With this table and an Origin Live modded RB250, or OL Silver Tonearm, and your choice of cart, this will give you more for your money than anything at twice the price, or more.
This is no joke or hype. Just good solid advice. You can take it or leave it.