The SL-D3's are built like like tanks, same as the D1's, D2's and D5's. These are heavy well built tables which have a great look and feel. I thoroughly went through this table, cleaned the speed pot, lubed all of the necessary components and set the proper tracking force. The stylus is at the 52 mm measurement, which is Technics spec. This is a plug and play ready table which looks and sounds great. If you want to try a different cartridge on the table it's no problem. Currently a highly regarded AT cart with a new elliptical stylus sit on the table and perform great, but I will probably be changing them out in the near future.
I've been restoring Technics Tables for over two years now and have sold over 250 tables in that time. The reason I started this hobby was because I wanted people to realize how truly amazing vinyl can sound on a quality system. I kept seeing people purchasing these toy tables with built in speakers that reminded me of the Fisher Price table I had when I was eight. New records (yeah, I'm old) aren't cheap, please don't spend more on a new album than you do on a turntable, you'll just end up regretting the purchase. I do work out of my house, but obviously this keeps my overhead incredibly low. I stand behind what I sell and would listen to any of my albums on the tables I have for sale. When you purchase a table from me I will answer any of your questions and explain the table to you in detail. I would estimate that customers are at my house anywhere from 45 to 90 minutes on average. I want you to feel comfortable with your purchase.