No U.S. press yet on this TT to my knowledge. Has anyone had a chance to listen? I'm interested in comparisons to the new Pro-Ject PerspeX, the 9.1 and 9.2 also from Pro-Ject, and maybe a Michelle Technodec or Roksan 5.2. Compared to the UK price, the Emotion SE seems like a steal over here, especially since you can get a Maestro cartridge for 40% off if you get that model, but maybe its low for a reason. I'm using a PrimaLuna Dialogue 2 integrated with built in MM phono pre and NHT classic 3s. I like an engaging, live sound, that errs on the side of warm, but transparency is of course very important as well. If I get a Pro-Ject, Rega, or Clearaudio, or Linn, I can also get a great deal on a Benz Ace SL or Micro Glider SL.
I've also considered a Scout, but it may be too analytical for me from what I've read, though who can tell how it would be with my system.