Use it. That's a nice table. Paired with and Infinity Black Widow arm and a high compliance cartridge it will make beautiful music.
I agree with theSoundhouse post. Unless you have the all time golden ear, one can't do much better than this venerable performer. The table is a tank with excellent build qualities, have never seen one of these fail. Put a good arm on it like the suggested Rega, or a Linn and your set for a very longtime. For more info contact Larry at Hollywood Sound in Hollywood, FL, over 30 years into analog playback and has agreat selection of tonearms in all price ranges. Enjoy!!
I have a 500 with a micro seiki 505 arm as my second table and I find myself listening to quite a bit. My first table is a Technics sp10 mkll and while there is a difference I am not sure it makes that much difference to me. Use your 500 and injoy it. By the way my sp10 cost at least 5 times the Kenwood and it is not 5 times better. Just my thoughts. Good luck and happy holidays.