Thorens 124 ,125 ,Rega 3, - all less than 1K
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Hmmmm...I've found Michell Tecnodec with an RB250 arm (you can easily mod the 250 later if you're so inclined), VPI HW-19 Jr. (also easy to upgrade later) or Nottingham Horizon are also all good turntables around that price. Music Hall MMF7's decent and I believe it comes fully set up with arm and cartridge.
You don't mention if the 1000 covers the A)table and cartridge or B)just the table. A)Rega P3 with a rega cartridge with the balance of the money B)spend a little more and get a P25
Both regas have a mulititude of upgrades and tweeks available from many different manufactures. So the tables make god starter tables that can be built and improved upon as time and budget allow. Also they both start out as great tables in the OEM state.
To integrate one of your tube preamps' phono stages with your pre/pro, run your turntable into that tube preamp's phono inputs, with its input selector (or record selector if it has one) left set to phono, and then take the "TAPE OUT" outputs (also known as "REC OUT" or "LINE OUT" outputs) into an unused stereo line input on your pre/pro (NOT the phono input, if it has one). The tube preamp will be providing pre-preamplification and phono equalization, but its volume control and output amplification stage will be bypassed, effectively turning it into a phonostage. (Keep in mind that in order for the tubed unit to operate properly, you will still have to keep it outfitted with good correct tubes in all the tube sockets ; it's not OK to just remove the line-stage gain and output buffer tubes from the circuit, even though you won't actually be using them to drive an amplifier.)
I would also suggest looking at a Planar 25 -- I got mine with tonearm for $770 brand new. Good deals are out there on this one and it sounds alot better than the P3. What's nice is that the RB600 is a good arm that can be used when and if you plan to upgrade the deck. I am very happy with mine and have no plans to upgrade anytime soon.
If you do get this one, get a Heavyweight as well.
Nottinghams certainly get a lot of praise and are also worth a look
I would avoid the Thorens TD-124. Obtaining new idler wheels and belts is problematical (yes, it uses both -- belt from motor to stepped pulley and inder from stepped pulley to platter).
Also, you need to be prepared to re-lubricate the motor, stepped pulley, and platter bearings. Thorens used to have a kit with the different grades of lubricant needed. If you do wind up with a 124, I can send you the owner's manual for either the original 124 or the 124 II.