I absolutely hate to start a "what should I buy post" but I honestly read the last about 15-20 pages of this thread and still cannot make up my mind. I want to invest in a turntable rig...budget is around $500-$600. I need turntable and preamp. Want to buy new because I don't have as much time as I used to for troubleshooting problems, maintenance, etc. There are so many budget options and I am completely lost...looking at the Rega RP1 (everyone seems to like that as an entry level option), but then there are various offerings by Pro-Jekt - Debut III, Debut Carbon, Carbon 2M-R, RM 1.3 etc etc. I am completely lost. I am open to suggestions and would really appreciate some help deciding on a turntable and a preamp. Thanks!
My local audio dealer recommended the Debut Carbon + the Musical Fidelity V90-LPS