I had a Pro-Ject Genie 3 until I sold it 6 months ago. I'd like to get a replacement TT at some point in the near future. Although I've got quite a few LPs, vinyl is never going to be a primary source for me, so I want to keep expenditure to a minimum.
Rather than get a new Genie, Debut or a Rega RP1, I've been thinking about getting a deck secondhand. Having looked on ebay and read a few of the threads on this forum and elsewhere, I've been thinking about getting an old Thorens or a Technics SL1200. Any opinions on which would be the better purchase, or indeed any other suggestions?
I don't want to spend more than £200 on a secondhand TT, less if possible. I do like the idea of being able to upgrade and make tweaks to the TT in the future - i.e. treat it as a bit of a project and spend money upgrading when I've got a few spare pounds. This is part of the reason that the Technics appeals to me (I know that there has been some healthy debate on this site and elsewhere about whether or not the Technics should be counted as 'hi fi'...)