It seems like more and more people are getting into vinyl here, some for the first time. Vinyl is an easy hobby to sink several thousand dollars into, which is intimidating for newcomers. What would the vinyl gurus here recommend as a good system that costs no more than $1k? Recommendations on tables, cartidges, tone arms, phono pre-amps, etc for someone building a new system would be welcome. People can use this as a reference, as there is a lot of low and mid-priced gear out there and it's easy to lose track of what's really worth it and what isn't. When I first got into vinyl, I researched and was told that a vintage Technics SL-1800 (manual, direct drive) was a good starter table, so I bought one and had it recalibrated. I haven't heard enough good vinyl rigs to say if it's really a deal or not. I'm guessing there are a lot of good new mid-priced tables that may be better. What do the vinyl proponents here recommend for vinylphiles on a budget?