Please think carefully, very carefully if you really want to get into vinyl. I still own four turntables that are all hooked up, not cheap units either, one equipped with an air bearing arm, all with Denon DL cartridges, the rest either with SME arms or the manufacturers tangential arm, own over 2000 Lps..and you know what? In the last year I have played less than ten records.
I am into vinyl since 1967 when I bought my fist TT, but I prefer the convenience of a PC based playback, having ripped about 2000 Cd's, downloaded a few hundred more and transferred even some 100 vinyl Lp's.
The TT's are more or less just showpieces, which I will keep for nostalgia's sake and because the Transcriptors just looks cool.