Being somewhat older than dirt, I have over 400 LPs, and when I upgraded my AV receiver, and my old idler-driven changer had had it, I knew I had to have something new. This unit is exactly what I wanted.
There's something just plain cool about an audio quality turntable. It's incredibly simple, and yet it must be incredibly sophisticated. This unit has it all. It just plain LOOKS and HANDLES cool!
You need to make sure you know what you're getting. It has a dampend lifter/lowerer for the tone arm, but aside from that, it's pure manual. You have to position the stylus over the groove, use the mechanism to lower it, and then go lift it off at the end of play.
The performance is magnificent. I have a powerful receiver and real 15" and 12" woofers (not small, trick subwoofers) and surround sound, and if this thing had one iota of rumble or speed variance, I would hear it. It has none. It's perfect!
What it does is, it gives me back my LP collection, and I am amazed at how fine the sound is on most of them. I attribute much of this to the top-line Audio-Technica cartridge and elliptical stylus. I use a cosmetic brush I found at Walgreens to dust out the grooves, and I can even use the backwards spin capability to dust them out both ways. Cool!
MINOR QUIBBLE: The spring loaded feet are equally sprung, but with the massive motor located toward the left front, the unit sags that way and I had to shim it up with an old cell phone battery. It's now in place on a rack I custom-built to hold it behind my big flatscreen, and it performs perfectly.
If you have LPs and want to hear them as best as you can, this is the right choice.