Thanks for your opinion Allhaildawg. Not sure if you caught it earlier in this thread, but I have an Amadeus in my main system. I am used to, and don't mind the lack of a cue lever. I can't argue anything that Mr. Firebaugh has done to extract this much performance for under 3K. I do think it would be cool to have the Rega's PB speed setting @ Cue lever in the 2nd system. I have only heard a Rega on an unfamiliar speaker once, which is the reason for this post. So you compared the Simplex, to Versalex, but no Amadeus...? May I ask what phono stage you are using w/ the XX-2 ? The phono stage is the last thing I have to buy to wrap things up here. FWIW, I am heavily leaning WT here, and plan to pull the trigger before X-mas. Thanks again !