Just signed up to the forum in hope of getting some good advice.
I currently own a Systemdek IIX from many moons ago. Since I've had it I've replaced the motor with one from Audio Note and have also upgraded the bearing/platter with those from an old IIXE (or is that an IIX 900 ? can't remember nowadays).
The arm is the much underrated Roksan Tabriz, which has subsequently been rewired internally with Audio Note silver wire.
The cartridge is a Goldring 1042.
Having been out of the hi-fi world for about 15 years I have no idea how this stacks up against more modern fare and have been thinking about replacing it. To be honest I was somewhat shocked to find that the Tabriz now retails at over £550 and the 1042 over £200. Although the Systemdek is old I find it even more surprising that the modern equivalent (Audio Note's AN-TT1) costs about £800. So I'd have to spend approx £1500 to effectively buy the same again.
I realise it's difficult to compare old with new but can anyone give me any suggestions as to how much I would have to spend to get a reasonable increase in performance?
If it means spending over £2k then I'm not sure if it's worth it but think I'm at the limit of what I can do to the old deck.
Many thanks in advance and apologies for the long first post !!
P.S. Just out of interest does anyone know what a 2nd hand Systemdek in A1 condition fetches nowadays ?