I recently purchased this deck and love everything about it except the motor hum. The motor on my other deck, Project Debut III, was always dead silent, so I was a bit surprised to clearly hear the motor when the StudioDeck gets turned on. Once you move away from the deck by a few feet, the hum practically disappears but still... Also, the noise is probably not related to some mechanical issue, more an electric motor hum amplified through the deck's plinth. The hum is also audible with the belt removed and the motor completely disengaged from the platter. I was curious if other StudioDeck owners experienced similar motor hum and had any solutions for getting rid of it. I contacted MoFi support, they mentioned something about using a high-torque motor, etc. but it never went beyond that. Plus, again I doubt there is an issue. More a design flaw (if I can call it that). Thanks.