FWIW I was posed with a similar decision - looking at a Rega or ClearAudio as a potential upgrade. Someone brought up the 1200GR as a suggestion that I immediately dismissed outright. The more I thought about it, and the more I researched I warmed to the idea and eventually for many reasons ended up going with it. Couldn't be happier. From the first record I spun there was a huge upgrade in quality. The table is rock solid, dead quiet and very easy to set up. My 2M Bronze sounfns great with it.