I inherited an old BSR changer and an old DUAL changer from my dad's estate. I never really liked either. But..since the days I lived there he apparently upgraded both cartridges to a V15-III and an SM91E. So...I wanted a turntable. I never really liked any of the Phillips 212 I used to own (somehow I ended up with several). But I didn't want to spend a lot either. I considered a U-Turn. Music Hall and Sota etc. over my budget. But for $49 I got this Hitachi. I don't want to be trying to find a belt for something 40 years old, so I liked that it was direct-drive. It's no Denon, that's for sure. Light plastic case. There was a version with quartz lock, this one is not. But supposedly the big feature is a direct drive motor that doesn't 'cog'...they call it constant torque. I like some of the features of a changer, like there's an automatic cue to place and drop the arm, as well as lift and return it. They tend to hold up really well, though obviously built to a price and vulnerable to feedback just by virtue of being light and cheap. But...it will probably work better than anything I've owned before. Anybody got any advice or comments?