Buying my first TT setup and getting into vinyl. I'm not an audiophile but I can appreciate quality sound and notice differences at the cheap and medium grade. I've done a lot of studying and reading over the last month and like anything I know nothing about I constantly up-sell myself. I started with a used PL-500 for $100 bucks and figured since I had to upgrade the cart (busted needle on M97HE) and find a Preamp I should just get the Planar 1 +, then a Planar 2 to future proof some upgrades, oh wait big jump at Planar 3, wait wait why not the XYZ? Reining in here a bit due to budget (pilots are always broke). I'm leaning towards the Planar 2 but I think that puts quality trimmin's (preamp, speakers) out of the budget. Then I saw Bill's note on another thread That makes me think I should just stick with the Planar 1, toss an Nagaoka MP-110 with a Schiit Mani (or even the Planar 1+ with the built in Rega Mini thats on sale currently), and just plan to replace with higher quality later as I save up. Thoughts? Also, this forum is awesome. You folks impart some great knowledge without a lot of the BS that plagues other forums.