for under $2000, I would get a new cartridge and maybe a new phono stage. I dont think an under $2000 turntable will make an appreciable difference in your sound, unless you got a great deal used.
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I've found through much experimenting that it takes a big bump in $$$ to improve on a turntable's sound once you are at the lever you are at. And I'm thinking a lot of it may have to ultimately be the product of arm/cartridge matching and system synergy. I would definitely start at the phono stage, maybe buy a used Manlye Chinook or a used Herron VTPH or stretch you budget and buy an Allnic H1201 which may be the best thing in it's or even a higher price range. A quality tube phono stage will change the perspective of your listening and you will definitely get your money's worth in an improved listening experience.
Yes, I'm partial to tubes of course and would love to temper the upgrade-itis with a nice tube phono pre for a while, since it seems I'd need to spend more than my budget on a new/used TT to see a significant improvement in that department. I'll keep an eye out for a used Manley or Herron, since I really can't stretch the funds for a while. Any experience with the Rogue Audio Ares or EAR 834 as well?