DYPrivateI wrote:Thanks JaS,
I figured the AZ suffix meant something like that...
And I appreciate the opinion on the turntable. I'm thinking it might be best to just shop for another one that already has a new(ish) needle.
I think your thinking is sound.......
If the 777 is a system component as suggested, it's really not that great a build.
Better to save your $$$ for a dedicated, stand alone turntable. There are literally hundreds of offerings from Pioneer and other brands for <$100 that will sound better and love you more.