I have a decent vinyl collection and with age (e.g. laziness) I want a little more convenience out of my turntable - at the least send the tone arm back when the record ends. I don’t want a simple manual lift, I want the tone arm back and preferably the unit to shut off.
I do not need the unit to have a built in phono preamp, as I have a MM/MC preamp on my integrated amp.
So I’m looking for suggestions under $1,000. Thanks
You can still get automatic turntables from amazon. Of course be aware the fidelity will not be as good as a good manual one because there will be more resonance feedback from the mechanics.
A used Revox B795 with a new Shure V maybe?
Check out Dual and Thorens. They may have one that fits your requirements and budget.
Take a look at the Pro-Ject A1 Automatic. While I have not tried it myself the claim is that the automation is not in contact with the arm while its playing.