Excerpt: When I saw this turntable with USB drive recording I went for it. I have a lot of vinyl that I haven't listened to for years. It's a little tricky to know when to start recording but it works really well. Not too happy with the software. I found using Audacity freeware is great for editing. As for iTunes, iTunes doesn't like anything not recorded with iTunes. I am having trouble bringing the music into my iPod.
Excerpt: I purchased this turntable mainly to convert my analog opera collection to my computer music files. While the quality of the turntable is not up to Denon's high quality standards, the reproduction sound is spot on. I changed the stylus recommended by Needle Doctor and the sound was even better %28Audio-Technica ATN 3600%29. If you do not need the USB feature, go with a higher end turntable with quality metal parts and a counter balance on the arm.
Summary: Sound from my old LP's is very good. I've got it connected to the phono-in on the stereo amp. +'s Easy to use. Software is great. You can split tracks from the USB files and ID them... brings in the artwork too! -'s Does not stop recording automatically when the record is finished, so you have to watch over it. Doesn't have a power on light.
Summary: This attractive and functioning unit ordered proved to be incompatible with my MAC. With disappointment I returned the unit to Future Shop. It was also disappointing in that I specifically requested of the sales person that I was looking for a turntable suitable for vinyl conversion to my MAC and iTunes.
Summary: I purchased this specifically for transferring vinyl recordings to my computer. I initially panicked when the instructions stated compatibility was Windows XP, 2000 or Vista, but I charged ahead and installed it on my Windows 7. It works well, just a little complicated in the transferring of your music, but overall quite satisfied. Suggestion to manufacturer: A good feature would be to have power button illuminated when unit is on!