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  1. If you haven't decided on the turntable yet,check out Audio Connection.They have an Avid Ingenium with a techno arm and rega exact cartridge.Avid have been making hi quality turntables for 20 plus years.The techno arm is a modified rega 250. Their Price is $2000.00. This is a used unit but all of the parts are current products,the Avid retails new for about $2500.00,the techno arn around $2000, Rega Exact $440, so at their asking price this is good buying,
  2. Yes you are totally wrong. I started in 1961 (12 years old) and have had turntables ever since. Order of importance is Turntable Tonearm Phono Preamp and Cartridge What price you allocate to each item can vary. The turntable is the base.It has to run at perfect speed with no bearing wobble and be acoustically stable,the engineering costs. Tonearm and cartridge have to be compatible And more important the cartridge has to match the rest of your system. I come from an era when a dealer would lend you 6 cartridges so you go home and test them in your system,spent may weeks doing this and the most expensive one did not always tun out to be the best fit. Martin has been around for a long time and knows his stuff so he has probably got it right for himself. I have owned micro seiki rega.thorens,logic,linn,luxman and currently an Alphason Sonata
  3. With your comment [TT has the lid on all the time] ,I assume this is also when playing a record.If so please remove the lid and only use it when the TT is not in use,best results when lid removed .With your current set up the lid will be the major contributor to airborne vibrations reaching your turntable.
  4. You have not said what you are or will be using as an amp , As you have said in your post 80% HT one can assume a ht amp.Do not assume that adding better speakers will give better sound,it could be worse as the better speakers will high lite any problems that your source and amp have. You have said that you are satisfied with what you have but want better but have not included Klipsch in the speakers you auditioned.You could purchase one their reference HT systems for around 5000 at the moment,and as they are around 98db efficient they will not strain the output of a HT amp,if my assumptions are correct.