This is another of three turntables that my brother rescued from the trash for me. I finished this one next, because it is a Technics. This one had some issues, and as it turns out the spindle gear is prone to splitting on this model. I 3D modeled and printed a new gear (I was super stoked about that) installed it and it worked! I also had to clean it up real good, and replace the stylus. The cartridge that came with it is an Empire 2000 E/III, with OEM stylus replacement. I’ve tested it for months now and it sounds and performs great. The only thing wrong with it is there are some scratches on the dust cover. I am likely to keep this one.