Technics Sp10Mk3 NGS Ferrari Corsa Red Micro Suede by Artisan Fidelity
A bargain at $38,995.
"While listening, clients quickly point out the energy, life, timbre and breath typically only heard by first generation 1/4" and 1/2" 15 ips open reel tape recordings which they are now experiencing for the first time during LP playback. The experience is transformative and literally like nothing we have heard thus far with any direct drive based front end."
There is endless tweaker cost-no-object gear out there, of course, but this spoke to me in spite of its redonkulousness. Plus it sounds like there's some solid engineering behind it.