What table do you have?
What are your favorite records?
I have a Philips 212 with a Shure V15 I've had for 30 years or so
with proper set-up (critical) cartridge alignment, stable, level, speed adjustment, tracking weight and good power (filter) and fresh belts it sounds good (to me at least)
clean records are important
I like older jazz, recently Modern Jazz Quartet has been heavy in the rotation (pun intended)
Technics 1200 MKII. Probably the most famous DJ turntables out there. Built to last like tanks. Unfortunately, I believe they stopped manufacturing them circa 2010. Of course, they're all over the 2nd hand market because they can't die.
I haven't touched a lot of my records for a while, but I'm mainly into 70s, 80s disco, jazz, funk, electronic stuff with some 90s music as well.
Steely Dan has some of the best quality (technical, the music is obviously great) around, pretty much a fusion of jazz and 70's rock
Katy Lied is amazing, read the album back cover on how they recorded it, it sounds 'live'
my first set-up college days late 70's
my philips TT
FMI 80's (a stereophile pick and used in Wilsons first assembly) made by Fulton Musical Industries, the organ people, a smallish (20 x 12 x 10) speaker, they sounded amazing, a bit bass shy obviously, but for jazz, accoustic guitar, voice...perfect
lol. old stereophile review with a ST70 and the FMI's http://www.stereophile.com/standloudspeakers/0973fulton/index.html
with suitable program material (about which more later), the 80s proved to be more musically natural than any of our Class A–Recommended systems, and were, a very close second in this respect to the almost legendary Quad electrostatic. At $89 each, they must now be considered the best buy in loudspeakers today.
another from 1977 the 'cult' of the FMI 80, lol, http://www.stereophile.com/content/fulton-musical-industries-model-80-j-modular-loudspeakers-fmi-cult
a newsletter from 1975, Boston Audio Society, remember those stereo geek clubs?
34 pages, very technical