And I need to catch up and show you some modest, but cool stuff. This Kenwood KD-2055 turntable is a great example. It was inexpensive (and still is), competing with entry level turntables like the Pioneer PL-112D (which 3 of my friends owned in high school). Most japanese entry level turntables were fairly flimsy and light. The base of this Kenwood was moulded from synthetic marble and is very heavy. The KD-2055 is belt driven, but Kenwood made direct drive models with the same base. The arm is very simple, and I didn't expect much when I hooked it up. It lacks some refinement, but overall is quite musical, with a deep, tight bass that exceeds expectations.