Recently my eyes(ears)have been opened to a new sound I've been missing. That being Hi Rez audio in the form of DVD-Audio and now in vinyl (that being with a good table). I previously had a cheap made Kenwood table that sounded pretty bad with it's own cartridge. When I replaced with a $60 Audio-Technica Cartridge, the sound improved drastically sounding similar the tonality of a CD but slightly different. Being this was a good cartridge, I felt that this was the best I could do as it did sound very good but with just a hint of some resonance. Now I've upgraded to the Sony PS-LX350H and WOW, what a difference. I'm just using it's included cartridge but it's sound identical, if not even better than most of my CDs. The resonance is completely gone and the bass is deeper and stronger. There's more air and the imaging is outstanding. In fact, I'll be going to our local used LP dealer to buy some more vinyl! Just how is the table connected to the electrical signals? I thought the table was only mechanical and that the signals from the cartridge went straight through the wiring to the phono preamp in the receiver. I will say the Kenwood was a cheaply made table that was fully automatic. The Sony adds adds anti-skating control, tracking force control, pitch control, leveling control, and the table is very heavy. The Kenwood table was as light as a VCR, where the Kenwood table is as heavy as some quality receivers. Thanks for the answer, have a good one.