Linn Axis + Akito Arm 25 years old. Time to replace?
Have had this turntable since 1988 and it has served me very well. It was last serviced 9 years ago (cost £100) but has had less than 500 hours use since then. The cartridge (a AT120E/T great for rock!) has only done about 100 hours and is a couple of years old only. It all works perfectly, no fried PCB or collapsed suspension but am wondering whether to get it serviced or change to a more current TT. Perhaps a Rega RP1 with performance upgrade or a Rega P3 (still a couple new on ebay if in garish colours!). Or even something from the Pro Ject camp as I have their phono stage the tube box II. Not necessarily looking for an upgrade rather an equivalent. Just thinking of changing before the Linn finally starts to show its' age and let me down but are current TTs' made as well and have the same longevity? I have £300 to 500 to spend (excluding cartridge). My tastes are varied but mainly melodic and prog rock. Some valued advice please. Cheers