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Over the years I have had many different brands of turntables. The Thornes 170 S is a true table for the best in all vinyls. I am so pleased I ordered this one.
I PURCHASED THIS ITEM EXPECTING TO RECEIVE A HIGH QUALITY TURNTABLE TO SERVE AS A BACK-UP TO MY MAIN WORKHORSE. HOWEVER, I ENCOUNTERED PROBLEMS AS SOON AS I OPENED THE BOX - ALL 4 RUBBER FEET HAD COME DIS-LODGED & I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO RE-ATTACH THEM - THE BELT FOR THE BELT DRIVE MECHANISM HAD COME OFF & WAS DANGLING IN MID-AIR. IT TOOK A SUPER-HUMAN EFFORT TO DETERMINE HOW TO REMOVE THE (LOW QUALITY ALUMINUM) PLATTER SINCE IT WAS ATTACHED WITH A METAL CLIP. ONCE OFF, I DISCOVERED THE ACTUAL BELT DRIVE MECH. WAS PLASTIC. FINALLY, ALL WAS CORRECTED (EXCEPT THE FEET) & TESTED. I WAS LESS THAN IMPRESSED BY THE OVERALL SOUND QUALITY AS WELL AS THE CHEAP MDF & PLASTIC BODY. THE ONLY PART I LIKE IS THE DUST COVER. I'LL RETAIN THIS ANYWAY & STORE IT AWAY TO BE USED AS A BACK-UP HOWEVER, IN MY ADVANCED AGE, IT'S UNLIKELY I'LL "EVER" NEED A BACK-UP FOR MY STANTON. I REALLY BELIEVED I WAS BUYING AN ITEM OF HIGHER QUALITY FOR THE ASKING PRICE.
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