I am new to the world of vinyl...however, this record player makes me excited to start collecting and playing frequently! When the record player arrived, I took it out of the box, removed the packing material, plugged it in, and played a record - all in a matter of minutes. It was so easy to set up and use, even for a "beginner". The sound quality is awesome! And i am amazed at the volume...I've been playing records at 1/3 of the maximum volume, and can hear it throughout the house.I was concerned I would need to add speakers, but noticed that there is not a jack to add them anyway. I am so happy with this record player, and would highly recommend it to others. I hope it will last me for years to come.