I've recently been missing analog sound so I recently dug out my old B&O RX-2 turntable and hooked it up to my secondary system which consists of a Hafler power and pre connected to a pair of Energy bookshelfs that I have mounted to my wall in my bedroom (I call this my Wife's stereo). The system typically has a McIntosh C32 pre but its with McIntosh for a refurb. I don't want to get into it, but my main system has a Meridian 565 that's having issues. That's next on the list because it's connected to a McIntosh amp with JM Focal 936's for my mains. Until then, I'm running my vinyl on my secondary (Wife) system. I discovered a method to digitize vinyl and eventually upload to my iPod for music in the car and on foot. I am finding the RX-2 to actually sound much better in bass than CD's (but still lacks punch and cllarity). The highs are certainly lacking an aire of crispness that all together is simply harsh and convuluded! Mid-range is lacking as well in all areas! My budget for audio equipment is slim today, but I was looking at the RP-1, Clearaudio, and the Pro-ject. I'm looking to stay in the $1,000.00 or under range but would like to obviously increase my listening experience in all areas sonically. The only other option I discovered is a company named Sound Smith that sells brand new MMC cartridges (Currently I'm using a MMC 4) for what seems to be way too much. What do you recommend, A new turntable or upgrade the old relic? I'm leaning towards a new turntable that has the ability to upgrade arm and cartridge. Ideally I would love an LP12 (been in love with that since I'm 13!). But to do it correctly, I'm looking at a minimum of 4K.