Summary: The T.90 USB might have more DJ-focused features than most people need, but its DJ roots also make it one of the better built, higher-quality USB turntables out there, one that lets you enjoy the best of both audio worlds—the convenience of digital, and the sound quality of vinyl.
Excerpt: We received a ton of feedback on our reviews of Audio-Technica’s AT-PL50 and Ion Audio’s ITTUSB turntables in our May 2007 issue, but since we concluded that neither of those products was fabulous, we brought in this more upscale Stanton model for a look. We’re happy we did. The Stanton T.90 USB costs $100 more than the Audio-Technica and is nearly twice as much as the Ion, but it’s jammed with features you won’t find in either of those products.
Pros: Well-built, feature-rich, lots of digitizing and DJ tools
Cons: no cueing lever or automatic tone arm. Heavy.
Summary: The turntable's audio quality is so good that I'm happily willing to overlook its higher price and shaky bundled software selection. This turntable gets my full endorsement.
Pros: Top of the line digital audio quality, Includes RCA and digital outputs for use as a standard record player, 33, 45, and 78 rpm speeds for maximum compatibility, Sleek looks and sharp design, Clearly built to be a precision-made DJing tool
Cons: Installation manual needs to be rewritten and expanded, Included software is basically useless, No dust cover, Includes features not necessary for non-DJs