When you say good isolation, it made me think of the SOTA Sapphire. One of the best suspensions ever devised. Instead of compressing springs, the sub-chassis is suspended from above by leaf springs (please see their site for a MUCH better explanation). It keeps the chassis from making funny gyrations like most sprung turntables (like the AR-XA, which was always moving around during play). The Sapphire is a fantastic sounding table as well. Match it with a Rega RB300 and a high output moving coil like the Sumiko Blue Point Special (moving coils are less prone to hum and are not affected by cable capacitance like moving magnets--which means you can have a longer run of wire between table and preamp). good luck Phillip ----- Original Message ----- From: "James Lindner" <[log in to unmask]> >I would like to get a turntable for personal use - not for restoration, >just > to play back some of my personal collection of LP's for personal > listening. > No transcription disks or anything fancy - just for home use, no "DJ > Scratching" - just playing some old disks in reasonably good condition. > > I want something that has good isolation, that may be the most important > issue where my turntable is located. People will walk on the floor > nearby - > it is unavoidable. Nothing huge - it has to fit on a normal "entertainment > center" shelf.