I agree with Lugnut, the Linn is a fine table, especially with Valhalla and Ittok. I had one for 10 years and enjoyed it very much the entire time I owned it. The Linn is bashed by many who did not appreciate the arrogant behaviour of many Linn salesmen in its early days, but the fact is that it is a very good table and for the "used" prices available today, a very good bargain. It is the table people "love to hate" because for years, it was untouchable and the target of all other turntable manufacturers. So if you disregard all the emotional controversy, the fact remains that it is one of the better tables around, particularly under $2000. None of the low to medium priced Rega tables sound as good as a Linn. I worked at a Linn/Rega dealer and compared them many times. I now own a Teres turntable and it does sound better than my Linn did. With arm and cart, it was $2300. If you can go this high, the Teres is a very good option. If you want to spend the absoulute minimum, a Connoisseur BD2A at about $100 used is probably the best sound for the money spent if you can find one. A nice British belt drive turntable for very low bucks. Not as good as a Rega though, but cheaper.