Just recieved the latest issue of AD. This issue is devoted to "great design". There are two mentions of turntables. One is of the VPI TNT and a hundred or so pages later the Oracle Alexandra. The Alexandra is accompanied by a quote from an interior designer who fancies himself a fanatic for vinyl and turntables. Another example of form following function... Kind of surprising in a way. If one were to believe the pages of Audio/Video Interiors, equipment should be heard and not seen.
I own an Alexandria and a Delphi IV. The Alexandria is both visually appealing AND a very nice sounding turntable for the money. No, it's not a Delphi but in it's price range very very hard to beat. The fact it's in AD shouldn't diminish it's qualities at all.