first time posting in the vinyl section (i think) but after a permenant(ish) loan of a 30 year old Thorens TD160B mk2 from a mates dad i think i want a new deck!
bearing in mind the cartridge and even the stylus is 30 years old the Thorens still sounds great, so I am wondering how good a decent deck (upto £2000 ish) would sound like.
I already have a CA 640p pre amp but am guessing this will need upgrade at some point, but hopefully will do for a little while.
my current fav (havent listened to any as yet so purely based upon review and pictures) is the Michelle Gyrodec with the Technoarm. - cartridge advice would be great!
problem is I have no way of listening to one with my kit as my usual dealer only stocks Rega and Linn, neither of which inspire me visually, although if I dont listen to the LP12 before I buy I will no doubt regret it, so I will, I promise!
Any other suggestions as to specification of the Gyrodec to go for, or any other decks to consider bearing in mind my partnering kit in my sig?
music taste ranges from classical to house, with the usual suspects as Pink Floyd getting regular air time, so pretty varied to be fair.
Advice greatly appreciated