Feickert Blackbird vs Clearaudio Ovation vs Origin Live Sovreign

I'm currently looking to upgrade my Rega Planar 8. I'm trying to decide between the following tables: 

Feickert Trio or Blackbird

Clearaudio Ovation

Origin Live Sovereign Mk4

I have already settled on a tonearm which will be the Origin Live Enterprise and I will continue using my Soundmith Paua cartridge. I'm currently leaning towards getting the Ovation for aesthetic reasons, and it is the only table of the 3 that I have actually heard. I'm hoping people who have had experiences with these tables could chime in. The tables have similar price points and if performance are relatively close to each other, I will get the Ovation.


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@drrsutliff  Based on conversations I have had with another experienced owner and highly enthusiastic reviews, I suspect the Sovereign is probably the better table of the 3, but aesthetically, I prefer a more traditional looking table, so I'm willing to give up a little on performance to have more pleasing aesthetics. However, if the gap in performance is significant then I would rather get the best performing table of the bunch. 

@arize84 I do believe there may be a slight performance edge to the Soverign but the Enterprise arm will be a great equalizer as its performance can be exceptional on any table. I personally would consider the Pure Fidelity table for its combination of performance and exceptional aesthetics or the Feickert Blackbird if I needed to move away from the Sovereign. The Sovereign's aesthetics are definitely and acquired taste. 

Have you heard the Feickert?

Generally speaking how much more money does one need to spend to fully realize a real improvement over a P8 w/ decent cartridge?

Traditional looks, your choice of wood veneers, etc. with a very well established low torque direct drive system  with suspension would be the STST Motus IIDQ fyi...