I've owned 2 of these. One I purchased in 1979 that was stolen 4 years later and one mint condition one I purchased last week. Even after 30+ years, this turntable looks like something from the future. Its sleek design still amazes me and others who see it. No wonder it is in the New York Museum of Art. Besides the looks, it is a solid performer. The sound quality from 30 year old LPs is amazing. I paid $800 in '79 and $250 last week. What a bargain. It is worth it if you run across a nice one. Belts, manuals and peer support are readily available.