My turntable seemed sufficient, but old and had a low level constant buzz (grounding). I read reviews for the LP Gear with the Vessel A3SE cartridge and decided to go for it. Some assembly is required and instructions seemed somewhat ambiguous and can be worked through with common sense. The result is a phenomenal difference in listening quality. I was concerned that some of my records might have been damaged beyond reasonable reproduction. Not so! I am now enjoying both new and old platters with spectacular sound reproduction. I am very happy with this new LP Gear turntable.