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TAS (or was it Stereophile?) reviewed recently an VPI integrated unit (TT w / arm) which they actually liked better than the Aries unit (which is generally viewed as one of the best values of analog and sells for between $2K and $3K). The turntable and arm RETAIL for around $1500.
It is hard to believe that you can do better for this for the money. With the the extra $ you could buy one of the top rated cartridges from Grado (Sonata) or Ortofon (Kontrapunkt A).