I personally feel I'm not going to get more out of the RP1 and now have over 100 great LPs and a crate of 12" singles too. My system is the KEF Q500s running off a Yamaha 1073RX and an SVS PB2000 Sub. My phono stages are the one on the Yamaha and my Rega Fono Mini which I currently use.
I'm aware this is a £2500 hifi running off a £229 turntable and £85 MM stage which is a bit of a mismatch. The new amp is a lot more controlled and actually does seem to have quite a good MM stage compared to my older amp which was a Cambridge 651/640p combo but I'm not sure it beats the Fono Mini.
I think it's time for a whole new turntable the reason being I'm sick of the high noise floor on the RP1 even when I've washed and brushed records to perfection with my Knosti and Nagaoka Velvet Brush I get quite a bit of hiss between tracks and in quiet sections with some occasonal clicks. I have quite a lot of used records but buy a lot new from discogs too. I spend at least £100/month on new and used records and have an amazing record shop on my road so I know vinyl is the future for me. I've set up the cartridge perfect and have all the available measurement tools available for tracking and levelling the turntable so really I'm after a recommendation with no specific budget in mind - just sensible match to get 100% out my other components and most of all looking for a warm deep sound with the lowest possible noise level and lowest possible chance of clicks and pops without too much analytical detail in the treble.
Music tastes in vinyl include mid 90s dance like Fatboy Slim, The Grid, Chemical Brothers, The Shamen. More traditional music in my collection comes from Fleetwood Mac, David Bowie, Eels, Queen, Spin Doctors, The Beatles, ZZ Top - Basically 70s-00s Rock mostly.
So........what do you think? Those Gyrodecs look nice don't they? I did promise Audio T a large credit purchase this year