Where to start with Herbie's Isolation components on my Technics SL-1200???

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Hello, I'm new to this forum, and would like some advice on how to approach isolation on my Technics SL-1200. My system currently consists of Technics SL-1200 with Dynavector 20X2 low output to step up transformers, to Bottlehead Seduction phono pre, to Yamaha C-85 preamp, to Mitsubishi DA-A30 amp to ADS L880 speakers.

I'm thinking maybe a record mat and some feet to get started, but I wasn't sure which products, and I wasn't sure if I should try some of those grunge blocker dots too. Please give me your opinion of where to start, and a rough path to follow. Should I be looking at tube dampers for the 6DJ8 tubes in my phono pre too? Should I start there?

Thanks for the guidance.


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Mat first, feet second, tube dampers third... but your system may be entirely different.  That's just the way it is around here- few definitive answers. 
Seriously, for me, that is the order in which things made an improvement for me.  I also have found Herbie's products to be excellent.