I have a RB250 ugraged by Origin Live, although it looks like this is confined to the counter weight, and the cable looks as if it is the original.
I see where you are coming from regarding the phono amp, but what make would you suggest I look at? As for the cables I do not want to spend a fortune getting a bespoke lead, so who's cable would you suggest along with the interconnects?
Phono Preamp its not something I get to play with day to day so not up on whats the best value at present. Project and Musical Fidelity spring to mind but probably better to pose that question in the Hi-Fi forum; Hi Fi Systems & Separates Forum at AVForums.com