For your consideration, a 2014 SOTA Comet IV with the Pete Riggle VTAF
installed. (The receipt says Comet IV; the included instructions from
SOTA are for the Comet III.) No arm or cartridge.
This VTAF has the adjuster wheel for
3-point mount Rega tonearms. A replacement adjuster wheel for
post-mount Rega 'arms (and many other standard post-mount tonearms) is
listed for $42 on the VTAF.com price list page.
re-lubed the bearing with the SOTA recommended Tufoil lubricant. The
belt is in good shape. The 'table spins smoothly and quietly.
The next to last pic shows scratches on the plinth near the VTAF installation.
dust cover doesn't close with a 3-point mount 'arm, which appears to be
due to the additional height above the VTAF adjuster screw for the
tapped mounting plate just to accommodate those 3 point arms. If you are
installing a post mount arm and purchase the appropriate adjuster wheel
from Pete, you shouldn't have that problem.
Its a mass-loaded
design, and so moderately heavy (a little lighter than a Technics
SL1200). Totally dependable, very good sounding and with the VTAF, it
will surprise you.
Plus shipping (local pickup available). No PayPal fees. (845) 467-1602