I'm looking to start a vinyl collection, but first need to add a turntable to my 2-channel system. Does anyone have any good recommendations for a turntable in the $200-$300 range? I'm typically partial to new, but I might look at used in certain situations. Keep in mind that while I've used turntables in the past, I've never really owned one myself, so bells and whistles might be wasted on me. Ease of use would be a key feature since my wife will also be utilizing the turntable. She's an even bigger novice with these things than I am.
With that also being said, is there certain aspects of a good TT that I should be looking for?
Thanks in advance.