My name is Mike and I have a serious problem. I can't not buy things like this Sony CDP-50 when I find them in thrift stores. It's a bit dirty and beat up and needs new belt(s) but it's got potential. I hope. Weird thing is the transformer is really loud. That seems like it could be a bad omen. Anyway, I find spending $5-10 on something like this that I can rip apart and see how it works way more rewarding than going to a movie or bowling or something. If anybody has any info on this guy or the transformer hum, let me know. Thanks!