That's a nice table. I was out of analog for a long time, but I bought a MMF5 in 2005 just to see if I wanted to start up again. I compared the same recording on the $10K Cd player I had at the time and the MMF5 and I realized there was something very special about vinyl. As to your chip, if you love the tt, the company would make some very favorable deal to refund part of your money, because it would really be worthless to them if you returned it. So maybe you should just decide what a fair amount would be for the company to refund you and live with it. In any case, enjoy your tt.