Make sure your arm isn't too heavy for the suspension..and if the springs have been upgraded.
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The bearing is critical... if its been shipped without the travel screws extended the bearing will be damaged to the tune of a few hundred dollars to replace. Had this happen with my Sota sapphire when bought used. Check to see how well the motor operates, a replacement will cost you close to $1K. They don't take off like a rocket but should be up to speed in a few seconds. Springs also age but a minor nuisance. You will have to shell out between $100-$200 for an armboard cut out for your particular arm.
As the proud owner of a Star Nova V I agree with both Elevick and Davide256. You could contact SOTA direct, Donna has always been very helpful with all of my inquiries and should be able to give you additional insight. SOTA will also check it out professionally for you if your are interested in that level of service.