I'm getting back into vinyl after many years of being away and would appreciate comments to help me narrow the field. I'm looking at the following:
1. Music Hall 5.1SE
2. Music Hall 7.1
3. Rega RP3 with cartridge
4. Clearaudio Concept MM
I would like to get a turntable that comes preset and aligned at the factory. I base this on my turntable experiences from the past. I was also thinking about bypassing the phono inputs on my Denon 4311ci and using line inputs with either the NAD PP-3i or the Parasound Zphone with USB. My buget is about $1500 for a turntable and $400 for the phono preamp give or take.
Is there enough difference to warrant the $500 higher cost of a MC cartridge instead of a MM cartridge?