Thank you for your very helpful reply, Raphael!
So, if I understand correctly, the obvious choice would be between the NAD and the Dual. I figured fussyness can't be a big problem since my room has a very solid floor (tiles) and I would put it upon a relatively steady cupboard.
Also, if I play my records, I would be around for listening, so the manual thing can't be a problem either (and hey, it's part of the fun right?)
My amplifier does have a phono input (Marantz PM66SE KI) so this can't be a problem either.
What a shame I can't find much information upon the NAD on the Internet, but I'll keep looking
Any other thoughts are still welcome!