+1 i know what your talking about. Id rather use my own cables. Cheesy isnt the work for it. I had a technics SLBD-22 & i liked how you use your own cables better.. I got a fairly good deal on it. Otherwise i probably wouldnt have bought it. A guy i know who flips gear bought it new. Used it 1 time (3 songs) then traded me a small Denon receiver-Klipsch bookshelfs i had 125.00 into them. So i jumped on it. Just for recording was the plan. I havent had time to look into using it on devices either. Hopefully soon