Reviews and Problems with Audio-Technica AT-LP2D-USB
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Audio Technica AT-LP2DUSB
RyanBrown, Rate it all!
26 August 2008
Summary: I'm giving this the lowest possible rating because of the terrible USB quality. It works fine using the RCA outputs, but you might as well buy the cheaper Audio Technica AT-PL50 Belt Drive Turntable if you only need RCA. When using the USB there was tons of extra noise, loud enough to hear even over the music. Plus it clipped like crazy. If you don't know, clipping is when the volume is too loud for the digital conversion to work so you get distorted sound.
Summary: This turntable has been great! It makes it easy to convert records to digital formats. The software is easy to setup and use, although I did have to go to the web to download some updates--the version that ships for the mac is designed for PowerPC processors and I have an Intel mac. I also had a little trouble using the USB interface, but the thing worked great when I used my computer's line-in input.
Summary: This is an excellent turntable to connect to your PC to rip the old LPs to a digital format. The turntable works flawlessly. I originally planned to connect it to a USB port, but it has so many connection options, that I was able to connect it directly to my sound card's line-in. All connectors and adapters are included in the box. The software is OK. I immediately used Audacity as I was familiar with it.
Summary: I selected this unit over the others because of the mostly favorable reviews and the price value. You do get what you pay for; many of the parts are plastic. This should be fine as long as you handle the unit accordingly or something is apt to break.
I've been quite happy with it. The instructions for getting started are pretty easy to follow. But, there is a learning curve on how to most efficiently create CDs. You get faster at it after your first few CDs.
Summary: This is a great turntable for turning vinyl albums into digital music for play as wav, mp3 and ITunes quality. I have a couple hundred albums that I have not listened to for years - and am now getting the chance (great to listen to them on the turntable as I record). I travel a lot - and have lived overseas for much of the past 14 years - hopefully now I'll be able to include these great albums in my IPOD selections.