I found myself longing to spin records with my phono stage 1400 miles away. I read a review and a few comments on Mikey Fremer's site and with a 60 day return from Music Direct I thought, "why not?". $499 to the door. The thing has a ton if settings but the factory preset seemed right for the Ortofon Cadenza Blue I'm running. This thing is awesome. It improved over the first couple of days but is great. I can't recommend this more highly. It isn't just good for the money. It is just plain good.