25lp platter definitely...
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If you shop around, the Periphery Ring and Center Weight is about half price of the Super Platter. Also, the Periphery Ring and Center Weight will work on the Super Platter.
I would opt for the Periphery Ring / Center Weight combo for now keeping in mind that it will only improve from there on once you go for the Syuper Platter at a later date.
With the Periphery Ring / Center Weight, your LPs will be perfectly flat which will allow your cartridge to work at its best.
Another vote for the super platter first. I have it and the ring. For me the platter has much more sonic impact.
But I do use the ring, 97% of the time, to give my stylist a nice smooth ride which is no small consideration if you have a lot invested in your cartrage. So as noted above, there is that to consider as well.
I have the Aries 3 with the Super platter, the ring and the center clamp. I would say all help. At first it was a chore to put on the ring for every LP I played. Now I get used to it. It seems that there is more low level details with the ring. This is my first VPI so I have no experience with other VPI platters. A professional told me the thick platter is not necessary. But every well known TT got a thick platter. How could I not go for it. Isn't that the typical mindset of an "audiophile"?