I purchased (at a big discount) a used demo Acoustic solid Transparent (their entry model) for my son as a first TT. It easily beat TT's like the Rega Planar 3 which would sell at a similar price used to what I paid. The table came with an unmodded Rega 2 arm. The heavy aluminum platter is rock solid and provides an excellent sense of timing, good on pitch transients with piano notes and nice bass. The table has an excellent bearing assembly (see their web site) Of course since it is an unsuspended design it needs a good base for setup. I also noted that the motor seems to run quite hot after playing a half dozen LP's or so but it didn't seem to affect performance. Overall, I really liked this TT compared to my Michelle Gyro SE but the manufacturer and dealer support seemed somewhat lacking. I emailed both several times with questions and have yet to get any response. Because of this, I would look at the Acoustic Signature line carefully before buying an Acoustic Solid.