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Congratulations! You've decided to stick with vinyl for the long haul, and you're now realizing that the USB-ready model you started with is crap. Upgrade to the RP6, a beautiful table from estimable British Manufacturer Rega, which boasts high quality components and a wealth of color options if you're so inclined. (Stick with black, hippy.)
The rub here is that most high-end turntables don't come with cartridges, but take the opportunity to support Brooklyn's own Grado Labs, whose wood grain Platinum 1 model is said to hold its own against far pricier options. Also, wood grain!