I got sidetracked from getting a new turnatble but im now back on track.
Ive looked at the VPI scout and while i know its a well respected product it just doesnt feel right to me so its out. Im looking at the following
Roksan Radius 5 - Looks funky but seems to be OK
Nottingham Interspace - Seems very well made and great arm
Clearaudio performance - looks fantastic but is the high end of budget, the magnetic bearing seems like a great idea.
Marantz TT15S1 - Seems to be a good value product, 90% of the Clearaudio but half the cost, especially with the cartridge included.
I know they are all good products with merit but id like to get any new thoughts.