Turntable/Arm in 1500-2000 Range


This is a duplicate of the message I posted in Vinyl Asylum, so disregard if you read there. I'm looking for a turntable/arm in the $1500-2000 price range and hope you can help me decide. I've owned a number of budget tables in the past: Systemdek IIX, Linn Basic, Planar 2, Music Hall. Of all of these, I'd say I liked the Systemdek best, but I had trouble w/ the table bouncing due to the wood floors in my house once I moved from an apartment. Even my Labs could set it off pretty badly when they would start running around the room. I've considered various offerings from VPI, Basis, Clearaudio, Michell, Nottingham, Rega etc., and have read some posts on these tables and some reviews in the mags. The only tables I could listen to locally are VPI & Rega, and even these may be limited in the models available to demo. I've heard various VPIs and LP12s locally in the past, and a big Basis about 6-7 yrs. ago, but wasn't really demoing them myself and my listening time was so brief and its been so long that I can't honestly say which I prefer. Plus, the local Linn dealer is now out of business. FYI, the rest of my system are Spendor 2/3s & VAC Avatar. Any recommendations on new or used tables, or what questions should I be asking? Thanks.
tlh28
should be good enough for the following nice setups:
J.A.Michell Gyro SE -> RB300 ~$1,300 from www.stoneaudio.co.uk
Basis 2001 -> Basis RB300 ~$2,000
A sprung suspension model like the Gyro might help with your floor problem. I went for an Oracle for the same reason. While it helped it didn't solve the problem.

I'm now going to a wall-mounted shelf bolted to the studs. If your layout permits such an approach it would widen your field of options.
A sprung suspension model like the Gyro might help with your floor problem. I went for an Oracle for the same reason. While it helped it didn't solve the problem.

I'm now going to a wall-mounted shelf bolted to the studs. If your layout permits such an approach it would widen your field of options.

Marakanetz suggestions are good ones. There are several current threads specifically addressing your question. A number of contributers weighed in with their opinions that are worth reading.
Or what about the new VPI Scout/JMW-9 system??? I am considering a turntable/arm system in this price range myself and I am looking at the mentioned VPI Scout/JMW-9 system myself (in fact, it has emerged as the front runner on my shortlist) as well as a Rega Planar 25 and a ProJect Perspective.

But anyway, what do you think about the new VPI Scout/JMW-9 system??

--Charles--
You might also want to consider the eurolab premiere. I have sprung floors and built a floor standing rack that does get a good job with the problem.
best
Get a used LP-12.
When it's available definately check out the VPI Aries Scout which looks like it's going to be a steal for $1500.