it's tough to find much info on this one, even vinylengine does not have any data on it that I could find. I think it is normal noise, I remember my tape decks from the era and how loud the motors and buttons were. I actually like it, it's nostalgic. I think as linear tracking tables go this one is midgrade. Sharp is not known to me as a major brand in turntables for sure, but to make a linear tracking table takes a large company with a big r and d budget.. It seems solid and well put together otherwise, t has an audio technica cart, and the steel table moves well.
what s the preferred lubricant for turntable gears/spindles ? would 3 in 1 oil do? or is there a certain oil that is better?