For me, there is NOTHING that will solve the solution as you state it, Johnny, "a sonic transfer that preserves the beauty of my vinyl LPs". That being said, there are some credible options, depending on your budget, and how picky you will be with the outcome.
I had a rather "run-of-the-mill" Philips CDR880 that did a surprisingly VERY nice job of transferring some of my vinyl to CD's. I have since given the Philips to my son for use at college after having received a Pinoeer PD-RV500 as a Christams gift. I really like the sound obtained from vinyl to CD transfer, the resluts are much richer than soem of the other units I tried, including the TASCAm, which I didn't care much for.
As Sugarbie says, though, you can always take the plunge and buy more expensive and exacting separates which will give you incrementally better results. As always, it depends on how these improvements cross the graph of your incremetnal budget!!
I have also been dabbling with recording from vinyl to CD using my PC with encouraging results, but that is another story altogether.