I understood. Home use studios, which is how he uses it today. The shortcomings (not really plural) he made clear. But for other users (as in how I will use it) this won't be an issue. It's not like there's many (any?) belt drive tables out there today, that wouldn't have this same issue if placed directly on a 15" sub, nor would they work very well in most clubs. Not that that's their intended use. This might be a case that Technics made a very good audiophile table at a "budget" price, but the intended targeted audience (DJ's) ended up being something other than expected. And I'm ok with that.