My rig for playing used records. Sounds very good to me and cost less than $300. Pioneer turntable pl115d, fisher cc9000 pre amp, Bellari tube phono pre amp, PSB alpha mini speakers, Sony RCD-w1 cdp and recorder, topping tp-21 amplifier.
I may try to record some records but haven't yet. Anyway, it's all secondhand gear, thrift store, eBay and swap meet. Psb speakers sitting on top of AR 4 speakers if anyone cares:)