I've been wanting a new turntable for the last three months, and after having read reviews, I decided on a Kenwood turntable. When I decided to purchase, I though I would have one last look. This is when I saw the Project. It looked very state of-the-art, and as I knew I'd have it for some time, I thought spending the extra (£150 instead of £83) would be well worth it, despite the fiddly set-up that other reviewers had. In the end putting the white band on took about 15 minutes. It helps to keep the cardboard in place otherwise the platter spins around. Balancing the stylus and tone arm also was fairly straight-forward. With my dad's help I hooked it up my amp (Onkyo A-V5L) and speakers (Q Acoustics 2010). I've now had it about 5 weeks, and I must say I'm very happy with the sound. Build quality is excellent. You do have to be careful not no be too heavy handed on either side of the turntables' base(or it rocks/tilts - if that makes sense?). The other thing to be careful with is the tone-arm. After you've moved the security (for travel purpose) lock, the mooring has to be set just right or the tone-arm will not sink properly onto the vinyl. I would highly reccommend this turntable, but just be aware of the few quirks of set-up it has.