Both Brinkmann turntables, the LaGrange and the Balance, are as speed stable as any other belt driven turntable that is available. There are different sonic virtues with each turntable, Brinkmann and the TW Raven, depending on which arm and which phono cartridge is used, certainly. Analog system matching is sometimes far more important than just the assemblage of the parts. It isn't just the table, or the arm, or the phono cartridge and some work better together than others. Lastly, both tables are good and only your ears by and though listening in your own audio system, can determine which is best.