Ok so just finished my A Pound of Flesh for the Art show in Austin, Tx. I must say again, the Direkt Drive spektra is amazing, simple and smooth The Design of it is slick, and I was running it on around 7 volts or so and it just got easier and easier to use. I didnt have any needle snag what so ever, and literally puts everything in the first shot around. If anyone is thinking about grabbing one, Do it, you will love the thing. What amazed me the most was the vibration of the machine, VERY minimal. it is a hair louder than my spektra halo, but still a hell of a lot quieter than any coil. thats for sure. Its also VERY well balanced, the higher that the motorbolt is on the machine def keeps it COMPLETELY away from your hand, honestly feels like your tattooing with a marker. Ill be using it some more and post some more about it when I do.