What is a good entry level turntable?


What is your suggestion for an excellent entry level TT around $1,200.  If my TT is $1,200, how much should I spend on Phono preamp.

Thank you,

eddy1
Clearaudio Concept TT w/MC cart

Jolida JD9 II Phono pre (be sure to upgrade the tubes asap)

Both are good starting points
Thank you shawnlh.

Restored Technics SP10 not only good entry level but good for life for the price you're ready to invest. It accommodates many arms, but to start with you go with SME3009 s shaped arm that was often used in this deck.
Musical Fidelity X-LP is excellent and affordable entry level phono preamp MM/MC with 2 distinct inputs allowing you to switch between 2 turntables.

http://www.needledoctor.com/Sota-Moonbeam-III-Turntable
http://www.avahifi.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=179&Itemid=237
Go to Uturnaudio.  Great sound great value.
What is your suggestion for an excellent entry level TT around $1,200.  If my TT is $1,200, how much should I spend on Phono preamp

I would be looking at a new VPI Traveler or VPI Scout Jr demo that you should be able to find at around your budget.   The phono preamp should be a different discussion because this needs to be matched to the cartridge; not the TT.