Summary: I shopped around for months comparing products and reading reviews when I came across this one. Words cannot describe how wonderful it is to hear music from my grandfathers and father's time. So far I've recorded around seventy five albums. It's very easy to use, but most of all the price was very right.
Summary: great product! i'm working on putting all my old albums on cds and storing them on my computer. this is bringing tons of old music that has been just sitting in boxes back into my world. the hardware and the programs puts my old vinyl lps into digital format as advertised! some of the software is a little slow but works fine!
Summary: purchased to the intent of burning LP's to cd. However, you need a sound card for playback, and for whatever reason, my pc doesn't have one, so I've yet to record anything...yet again, a purchase that leads to another purchase. It's not really loud enough to listen to LP's directly. It does, however have the software, cables, dust cover, and a good, solid platter. Some assembly required.
Summary: The unit performs as advertized, but the sound quality is lacking. The transfered audio jus doesn't have that clear tone it does coming from my standard turntable. Another improvement would be a locking tonearm. Any knock and the tone arm goes flying.
Summary: I liked the solid feel of this turntable, with its aluminum platter (rather than the plastic advertised for some units) and a belt-driven mechanism that isolates the motor from the platter. The tone arm has an integrated cartridge with a diamond stylus. The integrated cartridge means that an audiophile can't substitute a preferred cartridge, but it also means that stylus pressure and anti-skating controls are not needed, as the manufacturer can build in the correct...
Summary: I LOVE this turntable. I have an extensive collection of 'vinyl' and have been looking for a way to save all-of-the-above "digitally". I now have found the PERFECT way. I have read all of the previous reviews on this item and have learned that if you have half-a-brain in your head, you can make this work. Definitely don't use the USB connection. Go with the RCA hook-up directly to the back of your PC.
So far so good but audacity leaves much to be desired
Bridget M. Kelly "bridgetk.nola", Amazon
6 January 2010
Summary: I bought this as a gift for my dad. Last I heard, the audacity software was a bit of a bust. He tried using his Mac with the Audacity software, but the cd didn't work. He called customer service, and they said it has been a common problem, and they could send him a new one, or he could just download it from the internet. He chose the latter option. Once up and running, he recorded, but said the sound quality was terrible.
Summary: There are several brands of USB turntables available to play old vinyl records to a computer and burn CD's to play on contemporary equipment. I chose Audio Technica because it was similarly priced or only slightly more expensive than many other options but Audio Technica is well known and respected for for audio equipment including turntables and cartridges, the others are either known for other things or not well known (Crosley for radios, others just not known to me),...