I don’t have a lot of space…but I could seriously see myself enjoying the sound of vinyl with a tube amp playing some cello / violin. that would limit my selection of vinyl to buy…meaning I likely have the space (I know I’m wrong, just leave my rationale be!) for that lil bit of vinyl.
good friend of mine, who actually runs a small tt shop in Vancouver recommended the Pro Ject T1. it’s on the high side of what I’d like to pay ($400 CAD), but I’m not sure if you can realistically spend less and keep quality.