What's this nobody can answer my question, oh I know is it because I have a stanton turntable and not a VPI? I searched the web and found some info, a turntable that has a tonearm that's short and straight will damage records. The I came across a stanton ST-150 turntable with a curved arm. This one is perfect and will play my 78's perfectly. I know what you're thinking, a dj turntable is not an audiophile turntable to play records on. You know what you're dead wrong!