For me, it's not so much trying out, as bringing out of retirement. I just bought a Schiit Mani, and Nagaoka MP-110m cart to go on my NOS Pioneer PL-516 belt drive TT. I still have most of the vinyl I purchased in the 60's, 70's, and 80's. I can't seem to throw anything away. Waiting on a Schiit Freya and will be driving a PrimaLuna tube amp into a pair of KEF LS50s. It's a much better system then I ever had in my formative years.