Hey so I can get my hands on a second hand (maybe more like third hand) Rega Planar 2 in good nick with RB250 arm and AT95E cartridge. Would people recommend this as a first turntable? The other option im considering is the Pro-Ject essential for £20 less. I've heard good things about both and both are at the upper limits of my budget.
What would people think is a fair price to pay?
I'm off to see and listen to the Rega later but as a novice it would be the same as me looking under the bonnet of a second hand car (I don't drive!). What should I be looking and listening out for?