Being heavy-duty idler-wheel 'tables, they can be turned into astonishingly dynamic high-end 'tables with the following sonic chracteristics: tremendous dynamics, tremendous bass power and detail, tremendous PRaT (timing, rhythm),incredible detail across the frequency range, transparency and ability to resolve and unravel complex strands of music, pin-point imaging, great speed stability. But it requires work: look at the "Building high-end 'tables cheap at Home Despot" thread, which is all about building plinths for heavy-duty idler-wheel 'tables, the thread itself focusing on Lencos. The Russcos are other good candidates for the project. I own one of the most highly-regarded direct-drive 'tables out there - the Technics SP10 MKII - and while it is very good, it still does not have the slam of my idler-wheel drives. I haven't finished getting the measure of the Technics yet, though, more tweaks coming. But if you already own the Russcos, then get to it! Have fun!