Success in the high end audio market, it seems to me, results from specialization - offering a product that results from doing what you do very well. Consumers of high end equipment very rarely put together systems of components from a single manufacturer. Why then, do you suppose, that Musical Fidelity and Marantz, both noted for their electronics, have decided they need to get into the turntable business. Even speakers would have been a better choice - everyone needs speakers; but, considering the wide array of great turntables already established in what is currently a niche market, their moves seem like burning money to me. Somebody help me with this one.