Hi everyone, I'm looking to graduate to a better table than my Rega Planar 3 (my first ever table, bought used, has lasted me for about 8 years now!). My budget is $4K or less for just table+arm. I've been demoing turntables in the eastern Los Angeles County area for a couple weeks now to get a feel for what I like. I've heard offerings from VPI (Prime, Prime Scout), Technics (1200G, 1200GR), and Rega (P6, RP8), as well as many others. The ones I'm looking at more seriously are: 1) VPI Prime (probably going to spend another $500-$1000 for cart) - What I'm leaning towards. However, it has a huge footprint, and I also have two dogs that shed like crazy so I'm worried about the Prime being a dust magnet. 2) Technics 1200G - I like how it sounds and the build quality, but its looks aren't really my cup of tea. 3) Rega Planar 6 - Great at this price range, smaller footprint; I like the Prime and 1200G more (not more than twice as much more, but I'm willing to spend the extra money). 4) Rega RP8 - not sure if it's that much of an upgrade over the P6, and also rumors that a new P8 is due soon. The problem is, all three of these are in three different dealers that are rather spread out so it's hard for me to do A/B comparisons. I would like some thoughts from people that have lived with these tables or are familiar with them. I'm open to other decks too, but I would like to be able to demo the table first (so something like the Michell Gyro SE is kind of out of the running). Thanks!