Just purchased and assembled one of these today and had the same issue as durack. Coming from a Rega RP1 turntable, it seemed like the tonearm on this might have been just a little too low. But after looking at the pictures in this thread, mine looks more like 10k's so I guess I'm all good there. This was my first foray into setting up a turntable and I'm not sure how I did. On pretty much all of the LPs I've listened to so far, there is a little bit of, I don't know what to call it, static maybe. Right when the needle drops, it almost sounds like someone is taking a shower in the background, if that makes sense. Some LPs have less of this than most so maybe this is just inherent to vinyl and I had never done critical enough listening to have noticed it before. Any insight into that? Is it possible that I set the tracking force too high? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!