This is one of three turntables that my brother rescued from the trash for me. I finished this one first, because according to the specs, this one is surprisingly the best one of the three. I really only had to clean it up real good, and replace the stylus. The cartridge is made by Realistic as well. I tested it with some Van Halen and it sounded great. The only thing wrong with it is there is some haze on the back corner of the dust cover. The other two are worse off. I am not sure if I will keep or sell this one.