Price Drop, price is firm... I've had this Table for a couple of years, Previously, this was mounted in a radio station, Ihave removed the table from the plinth, cleaned, deoxit, lubed platter bearing. I pulled all of the interior covers and added butyl dampening tape... I have heavily damped this table killing resonances everywhere, including around the motor, then as much of the same butyl that I could to the bottom of the platter to kill that platter ringing effect that we all know. It was then securely remounted into the Technics Plinth. When I purchased it, it didn't have feet. I had some aluminum feet here, I mounted those, soldered new rca plugs on the tonearm cables, replaced the power cord, then Checked the arm bearing... measured arm for overhang, aligned cartridge.... I've been listened to this table. I don't see anyone finding a better sounding example of a table & arm combination already known for its sound. I have re mounted the cartridge that came on this table and purchased a new audiophile elliptical stylus for it... It is a Stanton 600... This is the Broadcast version of the Stanton 681eee..... Much better than the Standard Stanton 500 Broadcast cartridge... This table sounds fabulous and actually looks very good. I believe most people would rate it an 8 or even a 9. The Stanton is worth a good listen, if you purchase this table, don't automatically push it aside.... Of course, it isn't a $800 MC either, but still very nice. I have an AT440ML/OCC brand new or a Nagatron 220CE in excellent condition, that I will exchange for the Stanton for a total of $800.