I posted this in a different forum, so sorry for cross-posting. But I figured this site has a different user base and I wanted a second opinion... Looking to buy my first TT. Want to play my dad's old motown records. No preamp, will buy based on deck. Budget for TT and cartridge is no more than $1200. I like to tinker a bit but I don't want too much fuss. I'm looking at an open box TT15S ($1150) music hall ikura ($799), or maybe a used/open box MMF 7.1. I also saw a Scout Jr. for $1100... Im also interested in a vintage VPI HW19 here: V.P.I. MK 3 PLATTER UPGRADE | Turntables | Marshallton, Delaware 19808 | Audiogon And there was a RP6 on audiogon that interested me: https://www.audiogon.com/listings/t...0-analog-735cfd70-7658-4f85-b467-bbe57a26143f But I would need to have the Rega shipped. The VPI I could pick up. My head is spinning. The vintage VPI intrigues me but I have no idea what I'm doing. I read that the heavier platter requires additional tweaks. I don't know what to ask the seller. Demo'ing is not super feasible. I read that the Denon DL-301MK2 would be good on the VPI HW19. Thanks!