Even a $5000 turntable isn't going to get much better than 85dB S/N ratio. A well mastered CD will have over 100 dB. Saying a turntable of any quality is better than digital is like saying a 67 Mustang is better than a 2012 Mustang. Some might prefer the looks, sound, nostalgia of the vintage car, but in no way is it a better performer.
Enjoying the sound of vintage gear (turntable, tube amps, etc.) is really in vogue right now, and there's a lot of hype out there about "analog sound." I grew up listening to tube amps and turntables (of quite high quality) and when solid state and digital came out, I couldn't switch over fast enough.
I still use and enjoy my turntable (a very nice DD Pioneer PL-707) on occasion when the mood strikes, but I don't pretend that it sounds better than a well mastered CD.