If you are comfortable with buying used, there are any number of great tables you can get for $5k. How did you come up with your budget. I have purchased a Sota Cosmos IV, Oracle Delphi V SE and Transrotor Fat Bob all for substantially less than that, and all equal to and likely better than the Avid, although the Avid is an excellent table also. they are also very stable and dont tend to get out of adjustment often. However, that Avid Combo will provide sweet music. I also use the SME 309 arm and find it to be very good. I especially like the interchangeable headshell which allows azimuth adjustment and switching out cartridges easily. also, if the Avid is local and you can avoid shipping, that is a plus. I cant tell you how many turntables I have received damaged by UPS or Fedex. Its a shame. So if you can pick it up, it is worth paying a little more. just make sure that when you bring it home, you take off the platter for the trip at least, and that the tonearm is fixed in place with a wire tie or something similar. I dont know if you can lock down the Avid's suspension, but if so, do that too.
If you are ever over here on the east coast, you can drop by and listen to a few different tables in your price range. One of the choices you need to make is betweenn suspended and ridgid tables. The Avid is suspended. Something like my Fab Bob is high mass ridgid. there is a difference to the sound. which you prefer may come down to where you are planning to put the table and whether it needs isolation from external vibrations.