Summary: I use this turntable to transfer my old Lp's to my computer file and then download to my I pod. There are two cables attached to this unit. The one is used as a monitor when connected to you stereo system. The other attaches to your computer system. The recording software which comes with this unit is not supported by my windows 7 operating system. I ordered a separate program which was more compatible and much more simple to understand.
Pros: Consistent, Easy To Use, Excellent Sound, Good Product Easy To Use
Summary: I have a lot of vinyl to convert to digital and this turntable has fit the bill. Although there are times the SW will not break up the tracks, it is still worth the extra effort to cut and paste into new tracks. The only problem is finding a replacement stylus and brush just in case it ever needs to be replaced. The manual describes it, but no part number. I'm checking on the Sony forums to find the ordering info.
Pros: The turntable works well with my Bose stereo system and my Mac computer. I downloaded VinylStudio from the net which is rated highly. I tired the first 5 albums and then bought the software as it was relatively easy to use.
Cons: The Sony turntable played well with the Mac but why would anyone bundle Windows only software in this day and age. Shame on you Sony, you are such a good company and should be above that!
Pros: Simple controls, works fine with stereo system and comuter. Fully compatible with Vista. Every Baby Boomer on planet Earth needs to get one.
Cons: Software (Audio Studio LE) is a demo version and, naturally, they will sell you the full up version for a "reasonable price." What you get will allow you to record tracks of an LP but not long comedy albums with no track breaks.
Summary: I am a novice in electronics and have a ton of old vinyl records I wanted to be able to listen to. This product fits all my needs. It is lightweight yet durable and hooks easily into my stereo. I think I had to buy a longer cable though. The sound is richer than I expected and in my opinion is as good as mp3 or CDs. What is really great is I can hook it into my computer with the USB port and record my albums to mp3 format to listen to on my computer!