I had a similar product and when I went to use it (fifteen years old) it did not work. So I ordered this, only to find out I thought the other was plugged in but it was for another appliance. So, I now have two. But that is fine by me because I keep this one downstairs so I can play my LP's (over 100), CD's, and cassettes and don't have to come upstairs to do so. I really do love it.