"Simple system. Tone arm and cartridge are really poor."
15 April 2010
Pros: A great gift to receive. A system to get digital files from vinyl is a great idea and this system is pretty easy to use. The audio input for tape decks means it can be used to make digital files from tapes, which is a bonus I haven't used yet.
Cons: Crude tone arm system and cartridge produce poor sound compared to my 35-year old DUAL TT & Shure cartridge. High friction in the tone arm pivot makes hard to balance, and tracking force is high. No dust cover.
Summary: I bought this for my roommate as a Christmas/graduation present. When she opened it and threw a record on we noticed a distortion in the sound which we initially attributed to the record being warped. Several more records later and we discovered that the felt on the turntable was unevenly applied, causing a "hump" in the record's path under the needle, distorting the music.
Summary: I'm a retired teacher, with lots of time and vinyl but not much money, so I bought this turntable to digitize my collection because it was the lowest price I could find. I really can't complain, because it does the one thing I wanted, sending the signal into my computer. There was a promise from the maker that the software would automatically divide the tracks and take me online to get info about each track, but the "EZ Vinyl Tape Converter" shipped with the unit just...
Good for portable, very bad for archival purposes.
T. Zawada, Amazon
15 June 2009
Summary: First of all, the $279 Price Tag can't be right. I bought this at Guitar Center for $60. It's pretty decent for a portable turntable if you want to take something small and light out to the record store to sample some music before you buy. It has a decent built in speaker/headphone jack/and RCA outputs. This is nice for when you want to listen to records somewhere other than where your main stereo set up is. As far as archiving, this is a piece of junk.
Summary: Very reasonable price. Comes with USB cable and necessary software, which I was not expecting. I used the machine to transfer old 78 records to CD. Some of these records dated to the early 1900's. The results were excellent. The machine has input jacks for connecting a tape player to put cassettes onto CD.
Summary: This portable record player is great to take record stores, listening parties, etc. I wouldn't use it to try to entertain a party full of people, as the volume isn't very loud. It's great for what it's intended for.
Summary: This item is filled with gratuitous functions that should be removed to improve the model overall. For example, battery operation? Is that really necessary? How many people are actually going to take this to the park and play records. To me it was designed only to transfer vinyl to digital format. That's it. With that said it really doesn't need a built-in speaker either. Finally, my biggest complaint is that the unit tends to fluctuate in pitch.
Summary: On nearly the second anniversary of receiving this player, the table stopped spinning. I called Numark and since it was out of warranty there was nothing they could do for me. The player was awesome. It one of my favorite belongings. The sound was pretty good for a built-in speaker. None of my records were damaged by the player, and the speed never seemed to waver. I gave it one star for every year of enjoyment I got.