Well, I don't own a lot of tables but I DO own a Tecnhics SL 1200 MKII
which I must say is quite proper for the price I gave for it.
IF I were to add any more tables, it might be a transcription table like
that of the Garrard 301 type. A linear tone arm type and custom made
The custom table would have a 16" x 4" laboratory grade Granite platter
with proper carefully chosen precision ground bearings. It's foundation would be a 10" thick granite machine base.
Tone Arms would come in two varieties: the typical 12" and linear track.
No tubing for an arm, but precision turned, bored and machined, 1" or 2" diameter solid brass billet with precision counterweight and air bearings.
Such a design should guarantee vibration-free operation in which the ONLY
vibration that exists lies strictly with the cartridge stylus.
Indeed, for it's weight of over 2,000 lbs, NOT a table for substandard homes
built above ground. For it's appearance, it might not look artsy fartsy, but
more like an ugly mighty Howitzer on the top of the Rock of Gibraltar.
As for the vinyl records, themselves, I have a strange idea that gluing
a disc to a precision turned brass plate that could be screwed down to the platter may help resolve vinyl vibration distortion issues.
Of course, you would need TWO records of the same title in order to hear both sides, and yes it would be a pricier proposition.
Just to offer a glimpse of my brainstorm idea of a truly proper turntable
worthy of the price demanded of the most expensive table on the market.