Summary: I used this player to connect to my home audio system. It took me about 2 minutes to have everything up and running, which was very impressive. I simply connected 2 cables to the AUX on my receiver, put a record on and was listening to tunes in 5 minutes. I've never played vinyls before, so I have nothing to compare this product to.
Pros: Consistent, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Versatile
Summary: Fantastic turntable for the price! Not terribly sophisticated, but it has what it needs. I'm recording directly into my laptop using Magix's Audio Cleaning Lab 2004 and the results leave very little to be desired. Very happy with what I have produced so far. Only real complaint is that the manual was not clear on the location of the pre-amp switch and I had to search longer for it than I should have had to. Can't even tell that it is refurbished.
Summary: Great little turntable. Some assembly is required, but it it super easy and the sound quality is excellent. A great value even at a higher price. You can't beat the price on this turntable though!
Pros: Consistent, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Professional Features, Versatile
Summary: You can't beat it for the price. Sound is acceptable, easy to set up. It's too early to have an idea about longevity, but for $80 or so this is a great deal. Perfect for those who miss having a turntable around (and don't have a phono preamp on their receiver) as this one delivers the goods. Later, if you want to upgrade, spend $400 or more to get the next step up.
Summary: If you have an all-in-one stereo setup (tuner, DVD, CD, etc.) and don't want to have an additional pre-amp this is the turntable for you. It's really the only reason to get it. The arm is very light weight so it skips fairly easily.