So I have the funds for a turntable upgrade and my final pics are now down to a new VPI Prime and a new Rega RP8. Possibility I might go with a Prime Scout but I’m not sure it’s going to whomp the RP8 which to my ears sounds superb and is compatible with a wide range of higher end cartridges as well. Things I like about the Prime, which I have seen and heard in person are the expansive sound with not just deep bass but proper tuneful bass. It also seems to relegate surface noise to irrelevance and I hear no sense of strain nor mistracking. The Rega has pretty much all of that plus it seems to pump a vitality and an eerie sense of real life through the speakers. There also seems to be a cohesiveness that expresses the intent of the instruments and vocals purposefully. But I’m unable to compare the two tables directly to see which floats the better soundstage or causes the speakers to disappear more convincingly. Any thoughts or experiences with these tables would be appreciated.