Look at the Portal Panache integrated to replace the Rotel pieces.
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Put in a tubed pre-x the rotel receiver. Modwright or TAD 150 signature. Modwright going for $1500 used-TADs, if you can find one $800 used give or take? TAD has phono (SS) but you don't need it, still it is a dang fine pre. Your Cornet is probably better there, at least different. If you find a TAD and pair it with a used Mc DNA-125 or CJ MF2250, you will be amazed and in budget. You would not go wrong with either the TAD or Modwright pre. IMHO if you want to get the best out of the Coronet and your TT you need to run it through a good tubed pre. I am sure there are other good choices in a tubed pre. Another consideration/direction might be Blue Circle's integrated, NSCS I think. Not tubed but sweet none the less.
Speakers. Monitor 11s are quite decent, but if you want to actually hear an upgrade then that's where you can likely get your biggest bump up. Changing your electronics just will not yield as big a change nor improvement as speakers can. There are numerous threads on speaker recommendations here that you can scan for specific starting places and suggestions - I'd just suggest that you go listen for yourself and see what you think sounds that much better for that price (and yes, you will be able to hear it...)
Hoopster I believe the Hagerman is a tube pre. It appears to be a nice unit as well. I'd suggest getting an integrated tube amp to replace your Rotel receiver and power amp. Something along the lines of a Primaluna Prologue. This would leave plenty of money for a cartridge upgrade(Dynavector, Sumkiko, etc.) or a mint pair of Klipsch Cornwall speakers which will be more efficient than your Paradigms. You would be losing 160 watts per channel.
Well, if we're considering DIY/restorations, try something at least as good as a Garrard or Thorens, likely better than any belt-drive regardless of price, and cheaper than either Thorens or Garrard: go Lenco, of course! Easier to fix up and improve than either Garrard and Thorens too. Mount your Rega tonearm and cartridge to it (even in original plinth with no mods except replacing the tonearm). With the money you save over the more "accepted" and hence expensive Garrard and Thorens, buy a better preamp known for a decent phono stage, like, perhaps, the NAD to start, or even better than that. That said, your 'table is decent, the weakest link is otherwise the preamp. A good phono stage goes a loooonnngggg way! Merry Christmas!