This Shelf System was designed to be a ready-to-go sound darn goodly straight out-of-the-box turntable system that doesn’t break the bank. This turntable sports an MDF plinth wrapped in a faux walnut veneer that would fool the best of lumberjacks. The matching MDF speakers look just as good as the turntable and each rock a mid-range speaker and tweeter. The matte black aluminum tonearm has an adjustable counterweight and comes pre-mounted with a moving magnet cartridge. Of course, the cartridge is mounted with the standard 0.5” mount, so you can always upgrade your cartridge/stylus combo as your vinyl collection grows. The record sits on a heavy steel platter that helps keep it firmly planted on its three vibration control feet. Take that, rouge vibrations. The super minimal, the two-knob design makes it easy to switch speeds, crank up the volume and switch to the built-in Bluetooth receiver if you want to stream music from your favourite digital playlist. Whether you live in a sweet NYC loft or a teenage bedroom filled with angst, it can hold its own.