I thought I would write a review of this underrated and seldom talked about machine. I really like this turntable and for the price it is amazingly good, even better than anything up to the 200 dollar plus range. I am no audiophile, but I will tell you what, this turntable is way better than any of the previous machines that I have owned (Crosley generic woody box, Dual CS-2110, and Technics SLBD20) notably because it is very solidly built. The turntable unlike my previous models uses a nice curved tone arm that tracks the records with much more accurately than other models I have used, especially with the more worn records with groove damage. It has an adjustable counterweight and anti-skate so that you can get the best sound quality out of any 1/2 inch cartridge. The Pyle PLTT3U also uses a speed control with strobe light. Belt drive turntables are usually not too constant speed-wise, this turntable is very good at keeping a constant speed, but does need adjustment from time to time. It has a pitch slider to help out with a strobe to measure how exact your settings are. The sound quality is surprisingly good despite having a built in pre-amplification and an internal ground. During quiet passages there is a slight hissing noise. I would say though, that this might be the manufacturers' cartridge fault. I have never found much satisfaction with Audio Technica conical styluses that come with most machines. I believe installing a nicer cartridge from Shure might kill the noise problem. Unlike turntables from the current round of usual suspects, this turntable looks very classy. It appears as a late 1970s consumer level high mid-range machine, and the strobe light can attract anyone to stare. The metal tonearm shines so beautifully and overall the whole package is a nice gift to a beginner audiophile. One thing that one has to remember, that unlike other budget turntables, this is not automatic. This can be a positive and negative feature depending on who you are. You will have to remember to lift the stylus as soon as the record ends or you will have premature wear, but at least the arm would not automatically lift as you are trying to access the last track and you can hear the full impact of the last few seconds of the original UK version of Sergeant Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club band. The only thing wrong with this turntable is the USB features. The software is not compatible with the macintosh but it is best to just use a regular phono setup anyway with phono cables and a receiver. Most people usually complain about the manual, and yes I found the cartridge installation confusing and had to look online on how to work with 1/2 inch cartridges since I am used to handling p-mounts. For the price this turntable is amazing. If you want to start listening to vinyl again and are on a budget, this is the turntable for you. Later on, you can upgrade it with much superior half-inch mount cartridges which is definitely an easier job than finding a half-decent p-mount.