I bought this for a 1950's themed party that we were having for my grandparents anniversary. I thought that this would be great to have to play the music and just to have that look and feel of older times without having to spend an arm and a leg to go and buy a jukebox. When we set it up at the party we immediately put a record on the top and started to play it. I have to admit that I was somewhat disappointed with the sound that came out of it, especially once we used a mic to amplify it and make it loud enough so that people could dance to it. The look of this is so fun and makes you feel like you are in an older time and that was very enjoyable for everyone, I had many people ask me where I got it and had planned on buying one of their own. I now use this in my home and it works very well and serves its purpose. It is not spectacular but for the price you pay for it, it works well and it does get the job done.