I have an SC-2 and actually SweetVinyl has made me part of the beta testing team! Anyway, I am very happy with the SC-2. The pop and click removal is able to be selected with a knob on the front. The settings are identified numerically. 5 is the default setting and the Repair mode is very complete at that setting. I typically use 5 or 6. I have noticed no difference in sound quality with the SC-2 in my still early and limited experience with it. However, having this unit has enabled me to purchase VG and lower used records without problems. I have not yet tried to record any music via the USB port on the front of the SC-2. As for the metadata screen on the front, it is good. But it still needs some work. Ocassionally, a record is not recognized or is misrecogonized. But that is only very occasionally. When the system does recognize your album it gives lots of info about your album’s release and also rereleases and such. Very informative. There is also a SugarCube iOS app which is handy as it gives track listings for the album and shows you what track is being played. That part needs a little work as when the next track is being played the app doesn’t always adjust and you have to close and reopen the app to get to the correct track. Software upgrades have been pushed to my unit a couple or few times since I have had it. So SweetVinyl is working on further improving the SC-2 which I am happy about. Some folks may have a problem with the philosophy of taking analog vinyl and digitally processing it. I don’t and I don’t see it that way. I use it as a tool and I don’t use it all the time. A lot of times I will clean a user record and test it out via balanced outs from my Phono Preamp completely bypassing the SC-2. Other times I use the SC-2. As for my suggestions, I would like to see a model with balanced XLR inputs and outputs and continued efforts to strengthen metadata and iOS app performance. Overall, the SC-2 is a game changing device for vinyl lovers and I am very glad to have it in my system. I highly recommend it. This would make an excellent drop it MD can partner with SweetVinyl.