I'm new here and this is my first post - appreciate any help/advice you all can provide.
I am looking at a one-owner Amadeus MKii for sale locally - comes with original box/packing, dust cover, Auditorium 23 turntable mat, and a set of Audio Technica isolation/leveling feet - but no cartridge. Asking price is $1,600.
The Amadeus would be going into a system that consisting of a Yamaha M-2 amp, Yamaha C-2A preamp, Acoustic Research AR-9 speakers. I previously had a B&O 8002 turntable, and currently run a Thorens TD 165 (Nagaoka 110) and a MusicHall MMF-5 (Goldring 1042). I have about 1,000 albums that I started collecting since High School (1977). Musical interests run the gamut - jazz, rock, pop, classical - everything cleaned with a Okki-Nokki record cleaner.
A couple of questions:
Is this more table than my system deserves?
Is the asking price reasonable?
What should I be looking for when I go see/audition it?
What cart would work well with the Amadeus?
Thank you very much for your help!