Scout sounds! I've got Michell Gyro SE/RB300(later moded) and it sounds Linn-ish but with much clearer details and deeper bass. You can order it directly from England and save arround $400.
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Look in to the Clearaudio Champion/RB300 or Basis 1400/RB300, they sell new for around $1600 and are some great sounding tables. They are in another league than the Rega P25, Project or Music Hall turntables. The Aries Scout looks like it will be a winner too but I've heard they are still 6 months out to be able to meet demand.
I really think the Nottingham Interspace is a significant step up from the Rega 25. It has a high-mass platter, a low torque motor (you have to push-start the platter, no 'on' switch) that is fairly well isolated and plays with more solidity and focus. It is better built as well. $1000 plus arm. The next up in the line, the Spacedeck, is $1500.