I stumbled upon an interesting video on You Tube. The guy is questioning how one turntable can sound better than another. Basically your amp, CD player, cassette deck will have electronics inside that correlate to sound quality. A turntable, however, does not. Basically, as long as the signal travels through your cartridge to the preamp, you're all good. He does make some interesting points. For example, people that upgrade a belt and claim there is a sound improvement. This guy is skeptical and asks people to ponder how that is even possible. Suddenly, I find myself rethinking future plans to spend $2000 on a turntable. Something like a Fluance RT-85 with an Ortofon Blue cartridge seems quite sufficient after watching this video.