My turntable has cost so far about £182 Ebay; local pick up AKAI AP100 turntable
This was stripped down to remove auto return mechanism, speed change arm mechanish, arm removed, new wiring, new on-off switch. New gromets for motor.£5 = cost of turntable
all new wires and bits came from my spres box.
Veneer coverings were added, bearing cleaned and lubricated and the whole base and feet were removed to it to be mounted on vibrapods inside a custom made Rega plinth bought from ebay for £30.
Then a sound box was created from MDF and black covering. tunning holes were made and the box was lined with thin foam. Three old large rubber feet were fixed using bolts isolated with rubber gromets and tap washers. Finally some new but unused gold equipment spike were slide inside the feet.Cost of these parts £40
Ebay supplied Rega RB-250 £87
New Shure MX97xe cartridge and stylus from the USA was £50
The plinth was filled and then a new armboard area cut-out, lined and isolated using acoustic foam.