I recently upgraded my entire stereo - except the turntable. I have a Sytemdeck TT with Profile arm and AN IQ1 cartridge. Mechanically everything is in really good shape, but the sound is - hate to say it - not as good as what's coming out of my cd player. The cd player provides more detail, broader frequency response and better dynamics.
Where to go from here? A new cartridge and phono stage? (the dealer threw in a Simaudio LP3 with the new amp.)
Or perhaps a complete new TT?
The amp and CD player are solid state stuff from Simaudio.