Linn Sondek or Michell Gyro SE
I have a good condition Rega Planar 2 with a AT95E Cartridge which i bought for £100 a few months ago.
Whilst i enjoy giving it a spin every month with a small record collection it doesnt quite stack up against the Arcam CD player so reduces its appeal (to be honest id be surprised if it did). However is it great value for money and i do like a vinyl day now and again.
I am considering an upgrade option - buying a 2nd hard Linn LP12 Sondek (with Basik tonearm) or a 2nd hand Michell Gyro SE both of which ive seen for up to £800 and i like their appearance which is important. The Linn appears to come with greater risk 2nd hand, but visually it does appeal to me more.
I guess the question is how do these compare ?
Also whilst vinyl is available to me locally, i do have a much more extensive cd collection so it may of course only be really worthwhile upgrading the Rega Cartridge to say an Ortofon Blue and saving the money for a whole load records instead.
I appreciate the input - Chebby if you are around i know you had a Rega with the Blue before you sold, how did that compare to the Naim CD player in quality of playback ?