The Dual 1209 turntable is a quality sleeper in the Dual lineup. The 1209 has some of the stalwart features from the 1000 series tables with the features that became the standard in the 1200 series line. The 1209 is a three speed (33/45/78 rpm) and fully automatic. It has adjustable fine speed (pitch) control, well dampened queuing, and a anti-skate setting. The gimbal bearing tonearm has precise tracking. On the tonearm there is a quality Audio Technica cartridge with new elliptical diamond stylus. The RCA interconnect cable has also been upgraded. The turntable sits in a stylish wood base and is protected with a clear acrylic dustcover.