Excerpt: The proposition is hard to resist. Buy a turntable with a USB output, connect it to your PC, and digitize your vinyl for 21st-century listening. But there’s a right way and a wrong way to do this. The wrong way is to use one of those handy new cheap plastic turntables with a USB output.
Excerpt: Hard-core vinyl fetishists may see it as the ultimate example of the race to the bottom ethos, but the iPod is the de facto music player for most people. Thing is, some iPodders have a closet full of records or they’re just now getting into vinyl.
Summary: It might look a bit agricultural but Pro-Ject’s latest Debut is a no-brainer for the tentative or first-time buyer. Simple and straightforward to assemble, and with a decent arm and cartridge included, this ’table seems a good buy even before the first tune is spun.