Although the price is appealing, it should tell you all you need to know about this very poor piece of junk. Firstly, when placing the needle on the record, it skids merrily across the top, probably ruining them in the process. I had read that somebody suggested placing a 2p piece on the arm to add some weight, but surely if it was any good, you wouldnt have to do this?! The sound quality (when i managed to get it to play a few seconds) was appalling, and completely unlistenable. This product should not be offered for sale in my opinion, a shoddy piece of rubbish, not fit for purpose. All i ask is for it to work, and it doesnt, end of story. Steer well clear, and spend more on a quality piece of kit.