Michell has a new entry level turntable out. It is called the "Techno dec". If I were looking to get started this is the way I would go. I would get the optional record clamp for sure. My turntable is a mid level performer which is a Michell deck which is a variation of their gyro dec and orbe models. Actually it is a gyrodec with an orbe upgrade and power supply upgrade. Some call it a Gorbe. A little much for someone starting out but certainly the Techno dec is reasonable if you are into it.