I saw the price of the other version (without USB) reach 99 so I called bestbuy to purchase but it wasn't available so instead they gave me this USB version for the same price. Great deal. I bought it hooked up to my marantz receiver. Went online to read about the line/phono output, subwoofer output from reciever etc., took me few hours but once I figured out, it's been great. This is my first turntable. I'm glad I read reviews from here, Amazon, turntable blogs and few audiophile sites before buying it. I'm looking to add a behringer or Pyle phone pre amp to boost up the sound even more. It's not necessary but just for curiosity sake.