I posted the following message to an existing thread of mine but did not get any attention, so here goes: Well, I went ahead and bought a Project debut 2.. It's project's entry turntable, but like a state of the art masterpiece to me after the turntable I used to own many years ago... It's a belt drive unit, I placed the belt as proper as possible, but the platter doesn't turn perfectly flat. It's like it's not been centered and makes ups and downs, is this normal? Also, there's this anti-skating force adjustment which I am not sure I've done correctly. The manual isn't very helpful, it tells something about downforce and gives numbers like 10-15mN, 15-20mN, 20mN and bigger.There's also a plastic thingy which looks like a tool to measure this downforce with a hole on one side and these 10-15-20 mN numbers on it but I have no idea what to do with it... When I use the tt without the mat on the platter, it seems to be turning on level but still not perfectly so. I had the unit running as it is by the way and the sound is ver pleasing. It's airy, it's more natural and warm than CDs.. Any help out there please?