VPI Scout with Denon DS-L1 cartridge to Lamm LP 2 Deluxe phono preamp. At the time, used a Dodd battery preamp.
As for long term impressions, I continue to be extremely impressed with the m51. I listen to more music now than ever, and am enjoying my setup more than ever. I may sometime in the future go back to analog, but if the past few months are any indication, I doubt that will ever happen.