With regard to the cost of the Analog rig, I thought I would get one used for about $1000 all in
Then I saw and read about the Teres and knew I would not be content without one.
Having been through the upgraditis I knew it would cost less to just get the Teres then to buy something to trade up every 6 months.
So the next thing was what arm and cartridge? It turns out that the Expressimo RB250 is a good arm, and the Sheltor 501 is a great cartridge!
I was getting prices around $750 for the Shelter.
I then called Klaus and asked his advice and he told me he had my cartridge all reserved SL RG8 (thanks Klaus) and that the SME IV arm worked VERY WELL with that cartridge.
It just so happened a "gray market" SME IV was on Agon from Hong Kong at a very good price for a new one, so I swooped.
I really spent a lot more than I ever thought or imagined I would, but I don't have to worry about upgrading any of it
Anyway, my wife came down to listen to the music with me for about an hour. The last time that happened was like NEVER! Must be analog
Anyway she comented on house nice and modern the TT looked and "How much does something like that go for?" she asked.
"Oh just a couple hundred" I replied.
"That's not too bad then I guess" she responded.