This has a parallel. Why are so many speaker designs bass reflex? It should answer itself. If I had a pet peeve, it would be that every year, the audio industry turns out one rectangular black box after another announcing a ’sleek, sexy unit’. New, before now, unreachable technology time after time.
So then we have a few examples of TT design, proper or not. Honestly, I wasn’t really considering whether this design was proper or not, simply due to the fact that I was unaware of the difference between them in performance. I do revere the classics of design. Incredibly striking in appearance and in some cases performance. But really, what drew me instantly to this unit was the possibility of experimentation and adjustment. Now I really do believe that more than one TT is required for this luxury. One designed for spot on performance practically out of the box (any suggestions?), and one to play with, but not a toy. Definitely aimed more toward learning by practice, the value of physics.