What typically is better: belt drive or direct drive? Specifically, I've got 2 Technics turntables I picked up. One is an SL-BD1 that I had to get a new belt for. It only has pitch adjustment & is manual, no skate or counter weight adjustments. Its got an Audio Technia Series VIII cart on it. The other I just picked up is an SL-D2, direct drive full auto. Its got anti-skate, counter weight, etc. Its got an ADC cart in it. By far, its the nicer of the two and will be the keeper if the wife makes me get rid of one. I'm just curious typically is more desirable, direct drive or belt. Seems like some of the nicer t-table I see are belt drive.