I'm back. Haven't been on here in a while because I was too ashamed of the mockery I made of myself with that cheap Kenwood.
But I finally got myself a turntable I feel confident in admitting to owning...
A Rotel RP-850 equiped with a Nagaoka MP-11 Boron cartridge, and brand new Vivid belt (from LP Gear).
An all around excellent performer. Very well isolated, no vibrations seem to phase it no matter what I play or how loud I play it
Even my new Metallica records sound decent on this thing, and trust me on this one, out of all the poor quality new album pressings out there, Metallica records are the worst I've ever heard! Oh yeah, and my static issues... gone