Hi Dave! Why are you searching for another TT if you have SB86??? They are wonderful machines!
My SL95 has a lot of backgrounds sound. THe Dual 522 which i have is much more quiet than this one, but i love how the view of the English one
What amp are you using currently?
I come from a long involved specialist 'Top End' audio retail background and have returned to basic decks like this from loftier heights and as family life now takes all my disposable income and the expensive Notts. Analogue deck I used to own went long ago... My main deck is a beloved vintage Dual 701 (plus a 601 as backup) which, when the direct drive motor is behaving, is superb. It's old, getting crabby in the electronics and lets me know sometimes, but I love it regardless.
The AP76 was donated to me in totally seized condition and it occasionally comes down into my workroom system! My first AP76 was back in 1972 and this sample was dire. Wobbly platter, sticky trip pawls right from new and tacky finish despite being new and my then stereo wasn't up to much. This current one is a far better made example with little vertical platter movement at the edge, a closer tolerance main bearing and perfectly operating trip assembly. It never fails to amaze me how nice it really is and how quiet it is through the stylus. The 86SB came cheaply in serviced condition but the softer motor suspension grommets have sagged on
this one and motor 'drone' is clearly audible when trying to play records on it. These later motor suspensions starting with the Zero 100, used one traditional Garrard grommet and two softer ones and it's these which sag over forty years. I also have a Zero 100 (idler model) which is delightful now it's also been cleaned and serviced and these had the closer tolerances in the platter bearing and refined auto trip parts.
Back in 1976 or thereabouts, I bought a SL95B 'Module' locally, last of the old stock, and it too was superb I remember. I had something far 'better' by then, but this was a second deck to 'play with.' It sounded very good and again offered the better build of later decks. I liked the way this 95B worked and always liked the tonearm style, which was rather more solid than the flimsy AP76/SL72B tonearm.
Lastly, I have owned a mint condition SL95 for a few weeks, but this one suffered sloppy flipper controls and rather sloppy tonearm bearings which didn't inspire confidence in me. Again, it was bought from the original owner who went the B&O route, serviced as usual, played with for a short while and then sold on for small profit.
I have a small selection of mostly ancient amps from Crown/Amcron, NVA (newish) and a well worked ex-editing suite HH VX300. The Crowns date from the mid 70's and in serviced form, never fail to amaze me how well they compare, equal and often beat well loved modern stuff... The IC-150 phono stage is very good still and changes its 'sound' with the deck and cartridge fed it, so I don't feel it's lacking anything...