I had just been busy finishing up a HUGE, and I mean huge, post in response to yours when the power clicked out for a split second and I lost everything.
I'm too pissed and lost my train of thought to even rewrite, but hope to later tonight if I have time. Sorry.
PS: the Technics 1200's are nice and I have two, but they are NOT audipphile tables. Don't let anyone tell you otherwise. Buy a used Rega Planar, VPI or NAD with a Grado cart.