My sister just bought an Innovative Technology USB Turntable at JC Penny and brought it to me to use to make some CDs of her 45s with my PC. The tonearm, which uses a ceramic cartridge instead of a magnetic one, is so heavy, that it ruined two 45s that I tried to play on it. Or maybe it was just the cheap needle that came with it. Either way, the 45's now have noise etched into them and have to be trashed. Stay away from this one.