Best turntable for the buck

I now amazingly find that my analog system has fallen behind my digital system in  SQ and I want to investigate how to improve it. 
Currently I have a heavily modified Rega RP3 turntable, with two power supplies, a new platter, sub-platter and other internal enhancements. My cartridge is the Clearaudio Virtuoso.
Not that it’s bad, but I want to look for  something that will significantly improve the sound of my current setup. 
Will about a 4K investment do that?


+1 for George Merrill's Super Poly 

Table with a MC Cartridge & Ron Sutherland's

Phono Loco and you won't look back.

As mentioned,  the Well Tempered & Sota

Star Sapphire are great tables. Setup is always key. 

Best of luck.

Thorens TD 140, well made, solid, a classic, and when you come to your senses and go digital you’ll get your money back.

The skeletal Rega 8 is very good.

I heard one last year at a show and was surprised at how much better than any Rega 3 it was.

Inky black silences and rock solid pitch and timing.

No Rega 3 did that, and that’s hardly surprising is it?


That said, the near textbook perfect, virtually indestructible DD Technics 1200G easily beats it for sheer convenience.

Plus you’ll never ever regret its removable headshell either.

It would be nice to own both, but if it had to be one, I’d have the Technics.