Hahaha sounds good to me, man 5k, that's quite a starting budget, especially considering where you started. Did you try any of the clearaudio tt's? The Nottinghams always sounded a bit dead to me. Not knocking your choice by any means, that's certainly a good one! They have a high mass low torque design where the clearaudio's go for a mix between the two, but end up leaning toward a high torque design.