This Dual 1219 is ready to go. The 1219 is a fully automatic 3 speed (33/45/78) with feather light cueing, anti-skate, a low mass gimbal bearing tonearm, and a heavy 7 lbs fully size platter. The cartridge installed is a desired Shure M91E with elliptical diamond stylus. There is a new RCA interconnect cable too. The table sits in an all wood base. No dustcover.