Rega TT are well known for a high price/performance ratio. Look at th the P2 and used P3. Go with a NAD phono, you can find them used b/t $75 - 100.
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A used AR ES-1 or EB-101 are very good turntable/arm combo and sell for about 400 dollars or less used. Mine came with a shure M97xe cartridge which is pretty good for the price and I agree with the NAD mm/mc phono preamp it is very good and I have 2 of them. The model is PP-2 or PP-2i for the updated version. Happy Listening. For best results use with a tube amplifier like my stock Dynaco ST-70 which is still a killer amp after 50 years!
I ended up going with a VPI HW-19Jr when looking in that price range. Lots of flexibility to upgrade platters, motor, arms, etc when money permits. A number of folks had recommended this on other forums. (Full disclosure: I am selling this table on AudioCircle, but you can also see the posts there that led me to my purchase. I have now moved waaay up to a Well Tempered Amadeus).