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poorly built, poor quality control
on December 16, 2008
I was deciding between this turntable and the highly regarded Audio Technica AT-LP2DUSB. I chose the Grace product because it can supposedly play 78's, even though no reviews were out at the time. After many hours of wasting my time, I had to send it back.
1) The turntable looks cheaply built. It is.
2) There were problems with the auto-return feature. Sometimes the auto-return didn't kick in, and I even had problems getting the eject button to work reliably. Even worse was the fact that it eventually kept kicking in before songs were over. This happened at the same point on a number of different records.
3) The included USB cable was defective. Of course it took me a couple of hours to figure this out.
4) The CD with the Audacity software was a mini CD, meaning that it won't play in many CD-ROM drives. Fortunately it can be downloaded, but this is indicative of the lack of thought that went into this product.