System matching is an art with the sole determinant of what constitutes good sound being the owner. Of course people can agree and disagree, everybody’s ear and the signal processing behind it is after all different.
I am always intrigued at how different people’s perception can vary. I tried the Ittok and Ekos Tonearms and at to my ears the jelco was a better match to my cartridge/turntable/phono cable/phono pre/integrated/speaker combination. You get the idea.
i really do appreciate all the advice, for now I am zeroing in on the nima as being inside my budget and at