My Holy Grail would be an Avid Volvere. It may be the only audio component that I think looks so good, I wouldn't even care what it sounded like. I would just watch it and be happy. http://www.avidhifi.co.uk/turntable_volvere.htm
Not in this lifetime though.
Hmm? It's not that
expensive. Of course it's still a lot to invest for just a turntable, but don't give up! Maybe someday
I've seen and heard about the SMEs, EMTs and whatnot, but my choice is still Technics SL-1200 MK II
. SP 10 MK II or MK III could be cool, but 1200's are just solid, reliable, good sounding and affordable. I don't mind high-end - it's just that 1200 is enough. I like to focus on music.