Excerpt: I like this model because has a direct driver, it means no problem with belt after a time. In addition it has a good cartridge with elliptical stylus. You can use it analog with internal pre amplifier or digital USB
Excerpt: I am an audiophile with vacuum tube CJ preamp/amp. This turntable is a direct drive turntable with built in phono output for a fantastic price! It comes with a decent cartridge. In the future, when I have more time to do critical listening, I may move up to a better system..
Summary: I bought the 2015 model and its a total beyond expectation turntable. Awesome to say the least. BestBuy had it for 250 at a "sale" price online. I would advise that a novice or beginner turntable buyer NOT set up this device!
Excerpt: I got this turntable to digitize my old 60s and 70s records. The choice was made based on reviews, reputation and the USB output. Turns out I didn't need the USB. With the supplied adaptor, I could run it from the line out to the Line In on my PC and with Audacity it works perfectly.