Can i cook my dinner in this?
What this is: A little record player. Dual of old used to be quite a respectable name in hi-fi circles. It probably has a crystal cartridge (these were the cheapest sort) with a diamond stylus with a spherical shape. These deformed the record grooves as they couldn't track it accurately. The tracking weight was a factor here. Probably it will need to be set to 3 or 4 grams (if adjustable) which will definitely damage the records. Inner grove distortion is not worth talking about as you can do nothing about it and it's unlikely that the cartridge is aligned to minimise it amd no bias adjustment anyway. There will be rumble from the deck, although with a good belt drive this was reduced, but fortunately you won't hear it unless the bass has been boosted and you probably won't hear much bass anyway as the tiny speaker units will just be flapping away uselessly trying to produce it. :) Ps I have voted this hot BTW
It's time for a MiniDisc revival.
It's already been there for 17 !! Only 33 to go... (y)
Pretty filthy low rent item but for fairness £35 seems pretty good for the functionality.