Sansui SR 525....

Just acquired this for my budget system...very nice direct drive table for late 70s era I believe...quiet, stable, very good bass reproduction...put on a Shure m97 and it sounds superb...very detailed yet unfatiguing...not the last word in air...but not overly rolled off or mellow as many have claimed...
One of the biggest audio fables is that Jap DD's were not musical, many were. In grad school I worked at a store that was one of the largest Linn Lp-12 dealers in the US, which at that time was the Holy Grail of TT's.
When no customers were in the store the guys often played vinyl with a Sony X-5 that as I recall sold for around $200 with an Shure M-91 cart.
Why? , it sounded better to most.
I has a Sansui 707 TT that I still miss. Drop dead beautiful piano black zinc base , weighed about 40 lbs with a Hadcock type arn.