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USB Turntable £39.99 @ Aldi - 12th Nov

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7y, 2m agoFound 7 years, 2 months ago
Got one of these before for my dad. They work great for getting some old classics onto your new shiny mp3 player.

The USB turntable allows you to play, record and back up your vinyl to your PC.

* Converts files to MP3 or OGG format
* Plugs straight into the USB port on your PC (Windows or MAC)
* All software included
* Rips vinyl directly to MP3 format
* Files playback on devices such as iPod, mobile phones, MP3 and MP4 players
* Software allows digital facelift by removing unsightly clicks and pops
* 33 1/3, 45 and 78 rpm speeds
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#1
Good price as you should be able to sell it on for about that when done with.
#2
Remember if you still have an old usable turntable lying around, you don't need one of these at all - you can just plug the amplifier output (not the lower powered turntable output!) into the line in on your sound card of your desktop ot laptop PC (cables with phono to 3.5mm jack are cheap and easy to get) & there is software out there for manipulating the recordings and cleaning them up eg.
http://software.informer.com/getfree-vinyl-clean-up-software/
#3
Agreed. Bear in mind as well that most amps have the pre-amp built in (so you don't need to buy one), and that much better turntables are available used from ebay.

Also note the number of faulty ones on ebay -- never a good sign. Most of these are returned due to high levels of rumble / poor pitch control. This can be "repaired" with a rubber band -- the belts that come with these are often pitted so they rumble.

That said if you get a good one they do the job.
#4
I agree use your existing turntable, connect to input on lappy and record it via a freeware record software. So voted cold from me :santa:
#5
adeo;6809045
I agree use your existing turntable, connect to input on lappy and record it via a freeware record software. So voted cold from me :santa:


To be fair you should be voting on the deal and NOT the product.

You might not need a blow-up doll but for a quid it'll be a bargain to some.:)


Does anyone know of a good & cheap pre-amp.

Both my decks are pre built-in and relied on the pre amp being in the main amp, unlike the later offerings.
#6
rizla01;6809267
To be fair you should be voting on the deal and NOT the product.
You might not need a blow-up doll but for a quid it'll be a bargain to some.:)


If the blow up doll was crap, deflating itself and not as good as the "manual" alternative, then I would be voting cold for that too, so yes, a very good analogy!
#7
rizla01

Does anyone know of a good & cheap pre-amp.

Both my decks are pre built-in and relied on the pre amp being in the main amp, unlike the later offerings.


Lots being sold on ebay for about £15 -- look up RIAA. These are a Chinese clone of the QED Discsaver which was a very good budget pre-amp (originally retailing at £40).

Of course you may be able to find an original Discsaver on ebay for a similar amount.

If you're good with a soldering iron and have an old op-amp lying around schematics to build your own are around on the 'net. Should be as good as anything under £50 and you could put one together for well under a tenner.
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http://www.recordingmag.com/resources/resourceDetail/319.html

This is much the same basic design as the QED and the ebay ones.

I built one of these years ago, replaced the op-amp with a Burr-Brown OPA2227 and the result puts a lot of expensive pre-amps to shame.
#9
adeo
I agree use your existing turntable


I would imagine someone buying this hasnt got one obviously, dont buy anything in that case...just use the one of everything you already have :thumbsup:
#10
Would you replace an old Mercedes with a Lada just because it was newer?

I'd rather have a second hand Merc; likewise I'd rather have a second-hand turntable.

Vinyl has the capability to sound better than CD, but that relies on having a good turntable. Sadly, this one isn't it.
#11
jasejames
Would you replace an old Mercedes with a Lada just because it was newer?

I'd rather have a second hand Merc; likewise I'd rather have a second-hand turntable.

Vinyl has the capability to sound better than CD, but that relies on having a good turntable. Sadly, this one isn't it.


Agreed. I have LP's worth more that this turntable.

I wouldnt even think of playing them on this.

Sorry.:whistling:
#12
nihcaj;6809442
If the blow up doll was crap, deflating itself and not as good as the "manual" alternative, then I would be voting cold for that too, so yes, a very good analogy!

I was referring to ADEO or do you post under BOTH usernames?
#13
Voting cold, as there aren't enough games released on vinyl to justify the purchase.
#14
rizla01;6811185
I was referring to ADEO or do you post under BOTH usernames?


It's an open forum. Not heard of them, they have been around a long time?
It was a comment on the exact same point I had made.

If you are making private posts, you send them as private messages to that person.
#15
kungfu;6810688
I would imagine someone buying this hasnt got one obviously, dont buy anything in that case...just use the one of everything you already have :thumbsup:


You would be surprised how many people have asked me how they can "back up" their vinyl record collection, and it had never crossed their minds that they might already have the gear!
#16
I'm intrigued to know how a click or pop can be unsightly - can anybody enlighten me?
#17
nihcaj
It's an open forum. Not heard of them, they have been around a long time?
It was a comment on the exact same point I had made.

If you are making private posts, you send them as private messages to that person.


Voted hot just to allow this person to type on t'internet which he clearly enjoys:p
C'mon speak more pish:whistling:
#18
absolute bargain for people like my old dear, got LPs and 45s from many moons ago upstairs, wants to convert them to MP3 but I am not playing them on my Rega set up, so something like this will keep her happy (well and me) I'm sick of looking at the 45s from the 50s and 60s...
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#20
nihcaj
If the blow up doll was crap, deflating itself and not as good as the "manual" alternative, then I would be voting cold for that too, so yes, a very good analogy!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgbQV_wiFAU
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