I've got an old Pro-Ject 6 which I bought 2nd-hand. The setup's pretty much the same as this just that the platter is on a suspension thingy. It's got a background hum which I suspect is from the motor, and I need to fiddle around with the RCA wires on my preamp sometimes to get rid of a nasty feedback sound as well. Overall, when a record plays, the hum either disappears or gets drowned out by the music. My only gripe is that it's a hassle to lift up the platter to change the belt from 33rpm to 45rpm and back, which I think is the same method to do on this model. I'd have preferred it if there were a switch to change the speed. The option Pro-Ject gives is to purchase a speed box, which here in Singapore costs over $200. Just to change speeds. Sigh.