I decided to buy a Rega Planar 2 (Newest model) with stock Carbon cart to compare to my Pro-Ject Debut Carbon DC, also latest model, with stock Ortofon Red cart. No contest. The Planar 2 wins hands down in every category. It is quieter, more focused, more vivid, and tonally much better. The Pro-Ject would also suffer from hum, that would come and go. So far the Rega is dead quiet. Price: Rega Planar 2: $675/Pro-Ject Debut:$450 For $225 more, The Rega just eats the Pro-Ject for lunch.