Basis is always a popular choice among American show-goers, although the brand has never found solid footing in the UK, which is a great shame.
This Pear Audio Blue – Kid Thomas Turntable with Pear Audio Blue – Cornet 2 Tonearm, coupled with an Ortofon Cadenza Bronze Cartridge, was very impressive. The Lehman Decade phonostage at $2,099 complemented the set up very well. My sources tell me that there is a new entry level model on the way, which will have a promotional price of around $2,995. Be on the look out for this!
The Transrotor Orfeo Table, with just one motor and arm here (can handle three of each); in this case, a Triplanar Mk VII.
VPI has subtly changed the Classic line of turntables recently, moving the motor position and making a bigger, bolder top-plate statement. In the process keeping it more in line with the new Direct Drive flagship.