Post some pics of the BL61. I seem to hear about another model in the BL series every other week. I recently saw a BL41 on EBay, a BL21 was there a while ago. I think the most common is the BL51 like I have, but there is also a BL91 and a BL111 from memory.
If you post pics we might be able to see how it is different to the BL51 and give you some info.
My System: Micro Seiki BL51 Turntable, Stax UA7 Tonearm, RCM Sensor Prelude Phono Stage, Ortofon MC15 Super II Cartridge, Rotel RCD865BX Cd Player, Melody I34R (Astro Black 40) amp and Osborn Epitome Speakers.