All, I have been looking for a turn table as I have a few LP's that I want to listen and will never EVER part with. And unfortunately my turn table knowledge is just about nil. I was talking with a few work buddies and sound systems came up for discussion. I mentioned that I had a small collection of LP's but no turn table and was in the market for one. Then someone who I have known for years says he has a SOTA Star Sapphire with vacuum pump that he'll let me have for $200.00. It's in immaculate condition. My question is whether or not the SOTA is worth $200.00. Is this a good deal? It's a little more than I want to pay and my wife would kill me if I spent that much on a "record player". I'm just afraid that any turn table under that price range may not have the same sound as the SOTA.