What part is correcting the off-centeredness? I'd have to assume the tonearm is making minute adjustments?
The L.N.K.I.S.S - Let's not keep it simple, stupid approach.
While not remotely in the class as that one, my previous turntable (quite a few years ago) was a Sansui SR-717 which I thought was a very nice unit.
Beat me to it - I was just about to mention the Denons and Pioneers... And don't forget Technics. The SL-1200 and variants are definitely "audiophile" grade (whatever that means).
My PL-707 is an excellent turntable and cost less than $500 when it was new.
I'm still pretty conflicted on what turntable I'm going to end up with. Trying to decide if I should just go balls out or if I should get something 'good' and worry about it later if I feel the need to upgrade...
ah. i see. the nottingham sure is a beauty.
another great option would be the VPI Scoutmaster. i think Mr. Skylab owns that one.
slightly more modern looking than the classic, too.