Didn't I say that this is not a turntable for beginners? Well after opening the box and finally getting the thing to work, and work rather well, I would have to say that this is the biggest pain in the ass turntable ever in terms of set up. Yes, the Schiit video made it seem easy. Of course, videos make things easy. The power of editing allows this. First of all, the sound is fabulous and I think it's fair to say that this turntable punches well above its price point. Superior to the likes of Rega Planar 7, VPI Aries Scout, 2, 1, Project Xperience. The caveat is that it must be set-up right and that it's difficult to set-up. I grade the Sol a D+ (needs improvement) grade in terms of ease-of-use. That's almost a fail. At times, I wanted to punch or yell at a wall. The remark about getting a cup of tea and taking a deep breath in the instruction manual should be heeded. If you don't like putting Lego Technic pieces together, then definitely don't do this because it's harder. Throughout my posts, I will mention things that are awesome and things that drove me nuts. Here are some pictures.