I admit it would be very tempting if the price were low enough, but you then have to consider a phono stage and decent cartridge. I have heard $699 mentioned, add $250 for a MM cartridge and Schiit Mani and if the resulting sound quality for under $1000 bests 24/96 I would consider one. I have my doubts about a low cost MM cartridge though. What cartridges do Schiit say match well with that unipivot arm? It looks like it has a discontinued Nagaoka MP-11 mounted. How was the sound?