So I'm looking at a $1k limit at this point. Wife really wants me to get something new due to the issues I've had with the SE-40.

I'm thinking a Black P3-24 with a Bellari phono amp.

Needle Dr. say this though about the P3-24 Colored.

"The TT PSU (originally designed for the P7) is included with the colored P3-24, which justifies the prices difference between it and the standard P3-24. Offering heightened musical performance by conditioning the electrical supply with a synthesized low-distortion, crystal-controlled AC input. This also gives the added convenience of electronic speed control."

Has anyone heard the diff, or can state the colored option is worth the dif.

P3-24 colored link

P3-24 Black link