I am the original owner of this fantastic Thorens 125 Mk II turntable upgraded with high-end Sumiko Premier MMT-2 Improved Tonearm. Also includes a Grado Reference Platinum cartridge. The Thorens uses a solid-state electronic motor drive system for stable speed. Comes with a built-in stroboscope and +/- 2% vernier speed control. It came originally with a Thorens tonearm, however, over the years I felt the tonearm was limiting performance so I had it professionally replaced with the Premier MMT-2 tone arm (around $300 when new) which is really outstanding and makes the system sing. The tone arm has its own cuing lever that takes over the function of the right-most control on the turntable. The turntable and dust cover have a few scratches but are in nice shape considering the 30+ year old age. The cartridge has fairly low hours but is at least 10 years old. I haven't been using this gear for the past 9 or so years but it has been stored in my home in a benign environment. It works fine but I'm selling it as-is because of age. Comes with custom TX-44 dust cover (not hinged, it lifts off, shipped separately) and the Grado cartridge, plus an Audioquest Sorbotane turntable mat. Will be shipped in original box with manual.