Sorry it took so long to get back to you, but the turntable arrived just before we left to Europe on our biking trip and I only got around to setting it up this weekend, which, except for a few hiccups went well. Once it was set-up the table and cartridge sounded great, more so after a few days when everything broke in. It was amazing to hear some of my old albums on the system as they came alive and several which I had given up on as being worn actually sounded almost as if new. I want to thank you for both the time you spent with me while shopping as well for setting everything up and shipping it so well packaged. Down the line I’ll probably look to upgrade the cartridge and maybe add a tube preamp but for now it’s been a great experience just enjoying the sound of my albums as they were want to be listened to.