Just bought a restored Dual 701 turntable from fixmydual.com. This thing is absolutely beautiful! Looks brand new, and sound wonderful with my Shure V15 type 3 mounted. It passes every track on the Shure test record with no mistracking at 1 gram, and the unit is dead silent. The unit is direct drive, and has ten pound platter. They just don't build them like this anymore. not bad for a 35 year old turntable!