Hope you guys don't get too annoyed with all my posts.
Made a big 'deliberate' mistake, I went and listened to higher-end TTs (Nottingham Analogue, Origin Live and VPI). Naturally I expect their systems to sound better which they did but the one that hit me the most was Fleetwood Mac's 'Go your own way' on Nottingham Spacedeck, 12" Nottingham tonearm, entry level MC.
The guitar section was so detailed and clear, felt like they were playing next to me. Naturally I went home and played the same song. Of course I cannot expect the same results, but it was an eye opener.......like speakers I guess CM1 vs PM1 vs PMC 21s.
Don't get me wrong, I love my TT, love the sound, guess I'm trying to run before I can walk.
What would you suggest first if I want to go the upgrade path?
i) upgrade cart to Nag MP150 or 2M blue?
ii) external phono preamp for MM and MC? what price bracket would I need to get into to see an improvement over my RA-1570's built-in MM phono?
iii) others? placement? isolation platform?
(If I wanted to dive in, I could just use my savings and for example grab a Gyrodec, OL silver arm with a Quintet blue MC.........no idea if this combo even works)