Hi the Akito Phono $200-00 (main board without valves) is supposed to be very, very good, better than an EAR834 which would cost you well over $1,000, however it is sold as kit and you would need to add power supply case. For the MC stage I would add 2 Cinimags 1183 transformers. (these are virtually identical to Bob's transformers that sell for over $1000)
You should be able the lot for $500 and you would have a phono that some people say compares to $3/5,000 off the shelf phono pre's. Happy building or find some who can build it for you.