Hello I have the upgrade itch again and will be looking to save some money over the next month or two for a new turntable. My current turntable (MCS 6601) has served me quite well and I plan to keep it for a future second system, to give to a friend, etc. I am really trying to spend in the $600-$800 range, but could be convinced to wait a little longer and increase that budget if the pay off is worth it. I will likely be looking at used tables, demo units, open box, etc to get the maximum performance for my dollar. I mainly listen to classic rock, acoustic music, and jazz. As my system has gotten more resolving, and the more I listen through headphones, I am noticing more and more the excess noise produced by my table. I love the speed stability of the direct drive, I like the ease of changing carts with the removable headshell, and I like the ability to fine tune the speed very easily, but I need something quiter. I do like the semi auto function as well, but could easily do without it, and it is not a feature on many tables I've looked into. So far I've looked into used sl-1200s, rega P3s, Music hall (I believe 5 series, forget which one), vintage thorens, yamaha, kenwood, etc in that price range. I've seen some clearaudio tables in the 1k-1.2k range that are very intriguing (but I cannot yet afford). Any thoughts on comparing these tables, suggestions on others to look into, etc? I am not against buying a table and doing a few upgrades (out of the gate or over time), either. What would you do in this situation? Thanks!