I bought a Thorens TD-166 from Frank last summer, and have been building my vinyl collection back up after a 24-year sabbatical. It's a great turntable, I love what I'm hearing. But I'm ready to make a more serious commitment to vinyl, so have been researching deck/cartridge combos at higher price point. I just ordered myself a VPI Traveler with a Grado Sonata cartridge. Cannot wait to get it!