(I like natural sound, so no need for bass improvements or stuff like that).
-- I'd like to rip to .wav, I don't want any system that would force MP3 encoding
Quote-- I'd like to rip to .wav, I don't want any system that would force MP3 encodingThat's up to the software too, and you can almost always use the software of your choice with any hardware of your choice. Most recording software records to uncompressed WAV (or raw PCM), and then there's an option to compress when you save.
I saw a pair of Technics SL1210 in a 2nd hand shop yesterday priced at a very reasonable £170 each. Add a new stylus, even complete cartridge, and a phono pre-amp from the likes of ART (£25) or B-Tech (£18) and you have a genuine quality system within the top end of your budget. It's a risk free investment too because if you changed your mind later you could pass it on again easily for more or less what you paid.