Ok… many will know what this analog device is, but I was really taken back when I was giving a lesson to a younger student (but not that young!) and he asked what was the thing sitting on top of the cabinet. Yikes! It was kind of surreal needing to explain to him what it was and how it worked…Actually, he was very interested. I explained its operation and how it relayed information from cut grooves in the vinyl disk, through the electro magnetic, diamond-tipped needle-like device (cartridge) to a preamplifier, then sent to additional amplification, and then to the loud speakers. I even explained that the use of a turntable and playing vinyl records was making a bit of a resurgence. He looked at me with some skepticism and, I have to say, I can’t blame him. I, for one, miss the whole procedure and process of purchasing a record album, reading all the information contained (without a magnifying glass), and watching it spin around on that magical mechanical wonder — the turntable.