Re: stereo system vs stand alone player?
Tell us the make and model and we'll tell you what you've got going on there. But generally speaking it depends on whether you're talking about a console (looks like furniture) -OR- one of those thingies that are stacked up and on top there's a TT...those stack-ups are fairly recent additions, usually plastic cased and most likely junk. Whereas a console can be a super TT, like a high-end Garrard and a beautiful tube amp receiver with some darned good speakers! Then you've got something to brag about and it is worth the $$ getting it back up to par.