Summary: Happy with the performance and sound. Not so much with the quality or customer service.
Pros: Automatic start/stop, looks nice, sounds great on my Polk RTI A9.
Cons: For the price there should be an adjustable counter balance to allow you to install a different needle/cartridge. After approximately 6 months the springs for the hinges on the dust cover wore out and will no longer hold the cover in the upright position. Contacted Marantz for replacement parts and received no response. It would be nice if there was a switch built in to bypass the built in phono preamp.
Summary: First of all, let me just say, I've owned Marantz stereo gear for over 30+ yrs. And absolutely love it! But, this turntable has me a little doubtful... I bought it to replace a very good 'Stanton' turntable that i had because i wanted a new one to match my existing Marantz 'stuff'. Also, i wanted a semi-auto turntable as my Stanton was completely manual.