I wanted a full auto turntable for the the living room because my wife was worried about damaging the previous higher end manual TT when she wanted to listen to a record. I did a bunch of research about 80's TOTL full auto tables and the Sonys sounded great but they were expensive and when the chip controlling the functions died it seemed like that was it, with the exception of one guy who managed to solder an rPi into the IC socket and then reverse engineered some controller software, I'm not smart enough for that. So I decided on fully mechanical automatic function and went with a Dual 1229 for a very reasonable price. I disassembled it following an online guide and removed old hardened grease and re-lubed it after cleaning, then rewired the arm. I installed new female rca connectors in place of the old, bypassed the muting relay and wired directly from the cartridge pin connectors to the rca's. I also replaced the idler wheel with a new production unit from Canada. About $500 all in minus the cart and I'm pleased. All functions work perfectly, it holds speed admirably for a mid-tier idler drive and sounds surprisingly good with the new Nagaoka MP-500 which is a nice match for the lower mass arm. I think it looks nice too, which a refinished generic plinth. I think the last tweaks will be experimenting with the suspension system and dampening the platter, but it's good enough for now. As a bonus you can zoom in and look at all the junk on our coffee table reflected in the dustcover.