USB turntable, rrp £99.99, just £49.99 instore from Thursday 15th Nov @ Netto. - HotUKDeals
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Converts your old vinyl to cd and pc formats.
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#1
Is Netto plus Vat as some of the other stuff seems a good price too
#2
georgieboy123
Is Netto plus Vat as some of the other stuff seems a good price too

Hello - no the price you see is the price you pay!:thumbsup: :santa:
#3
amibees
Hello - no the price you see is the price you pay!:thumbsup: :santa:

Looks good

I know the turntable usually retails at much more than this don't they??
#4
I wondered if anyone knows how easy it is to record with these and if you can use any recording software or only the one with the turntable (im asking people already with a turntable as i assume they all are the same)

Thanks
#5
georgieboy123
Looks good

I know the turntable usually retails at much more than this don't they??



Yer £78.00 Maplins but you can buy a 78 Stylus for £14.99:w00t: :-D
#6
just bought one of these fro firebox for £69 - should of waited :(
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jamhops
I wondered if anyone knows how easy it is to record with these and if you can use any recording software or only the one with the turntable (im asking people already with a turntable as i assume they all are the same)

Thanks


I have converted a few records using a more old-fashioned approach of connecting my turntable via the mic input on my computer's soundcard.

One of dbpoweramp's add-ons did the capturing, and then I used cool edit pro to clean up the sound, so I can not comment on the software you get with these usb turntables, however, a few comments from my experience include:

The software was not ideal at spotting breaks in tracks, and I usually had to split one side of an lp manually into its tracks.

It takes a long time (obviously, as you can only rip in real time).

Trying to clean the sound up afterwards is a waste of time. Crackle, hiss and pops which sound natural on well-worn vinyl sound wrong on a computer/when burnt to a cd, and trying to remove them does effect and distort the other sound.

Once burnt to a cd (I did not go via an mp3 intermediate, as I wanted to preserve as much of the sound as possible to listen to tracks in my car) the sound, again, was wrong: it had neither the over-tinny sound you would expect from a cd nor the rawer sound of vinyl, but some odd hybrid that I could not get used to.

This was all done using a Lynn deck, rather than some cheap, mass-produced £50 turntable with dodgy stylus (I took my computer to my turntable so as not to upset its balance) and, after a few goes, I decided the results were not worth the effort.

Therefore, my advice would be to save £50 and not bother unless you have a lot of spare time and you are not too bothered about sound quality (if you listen to most of your music as mp3's, then this device could be worthwhile for converting your music as your ears have grown accustomed to limited frequencies).

I would imagine that you would not play your records continually through this turntable, so you have to question if you are going to convert more than £50 worth of records.
[helper]#8
The sliding mitre saw is a good price - its in the same leaflet......
#9
oibaldy
I have converted a few records using a more old-fashioned approach of connecting my turntable via the mic input on my computer's soundcard.

One of dbpoweramp's add-ons did the capturing, and then I used cool edit pro to clean up the sound, so I can not comment on the software you get with these usb turntables, however, a few comments from my experience include:

The software was not ideal at spotting breaks in tracks, and I usually had to split one side of an lp manually into its tracks.

It takes a long time (obviously, as you can only rip in real time).

Trying to clean the sound up afterwards is a waste of time. Crackle, hiss and pops which sound natural on well-worn vinyl sound wrong on a computer/when burnt to a cd, and trying to remove them does effect and distort the other sound.

Once burnt to a cd (I did not go via an mp3 intermediate, as I wanted to preserve as much of the sound as possible to listen to tracks in my car) the sound, again, was wrong: it had neither the over-tinny sound you would expect from a cd nor the rawer sound of vinyl, but some odd hybrid that I could not get used to.

This was all done using a Lynn deck, rather than some cheap, mass-produced £50 turntable with dodgy stylus (I took my computer to my turntable so as not to upset its balance) and, after a few goes, I decided the results were not worth the effort.

Therefore, my advice would be to save £50 and not bother unless you have a lot of spare time and you are not too bothered about sound quality (if you listen to most of your music as mp3's, then this device could be worthwhile for converting your music as your ears have grown accustomed to limited frequencies).

I would imagine that you would not play your records continually through this turntable, so you have to question if you are going to convert more than £50 worth of records.


Good advice - cheers :thumbsup:
#10
if you have the albums why dont you download them from the internet on a p2p network. i would think you'd be covered by fair usage/backup. these would most probably be better cd quality then vinyl. i know its a grey area but if you have the originals and have paid already why not!
#11
It will probably come with the free Audacity software - this is the easiest software to use for converting vinyl (there is a plugin available for mp3 conversion). I have been using a Numark TTUSB turntable and the quality is awesome. The turntable from Netto looks ok, but it's more of a budget turntable, not sure if it has any arm balance adjustment etc - just depends on how picky you are with quality of sound for conversion (it might be possible to add a better needle/cartridge?)

Steve
#12
oibaldy
I have converted a few records using a more old-fashioned approach of connecting my turntable via the mic input on my computer's soundcard.

One of dbpoweramp's add-ons did the capturing, and then I used cool edit pro to clean up the sound, so I can not comment on the software you get with these usb turntables, however, a few comments from my experience include:

The software was not ideal at spotting breaks in tracks, and I usually had to split one side of an lp manually into its tracks.

It takes a long time (obviously, as you can only rip in real time).

Trying to clean the sound up afterwards is a waste of time. Crackle, hiss and pops which sound natural on well-worn vinyl sound wrong on a computer/when burnt to a cd, and trying to remove them does effect and distort the other sound.

Once burnt to a cd (I did not go via an mp3 intermediate, as I wanted to preserve as much of the sound as possible to listen to tracks in my car) the sound, again, was wrong: it had neither the over-tinny sound you would expect from a cd nor the rawer sound of vinyl, but some odd hybrid that I could not get used to.

This was all done using a Lynn deck, rather than some cheap, mass-produced £50 turntable with dodgy stylus (I took my computer to my turntable so as not to upset its balance) and, after a few goes, I decided the results were not worth the effort.

Therefore, my advice would be to save £50 and not bother unless you have a lot of spare time and you are not too bothered about sound quality (if you listen to most of your music as mp3's, then this device could be worthwhile for converting your music as your ears have grown accustomed to limited frequencies).

I would imagine that you would not play your records continually through this turntable, so you have to question if you are going to convert more than £50 worth of records.


Excellent post, Excellent advice ! :thumbsup: Repped and thanked :)
#13
Conversion of LP,s slides, tape, motion films is always going to be a very time consuming exercise even when you retired! Unless you listen to a particular LP over and over again and the LP is rare and no longer available as a CD edition then you may find that the conversion effort far exceed that of enjoyment. The reason is that after capturing the digital data there is a lot of work required to bring it to acceptable quality. I have known many people who embarked on the road to convert, only to abandon the project after a month or two. [COLOR="Red"]If you are using this web site hunting for hot deals and using the hot deals then you WILL BE TOO BUSY to perform this laborius task![/COLOR]
#14
If you are using this web site hunting for hot deals and using the hot deals then you WILL BE TOO BUSY to perform this laborius task!


LOL , Never a truer word..................................
#15
I know this may seem a silly question, but i've been eyeing one of these up for ages but can you just use them to listen to your vinyl records? IE - plug in an amp or speakers into the bag without having to be recording or plugged into a computer?
#16
Furbag
I know this may seem a silly question, but i've been eyeing one of these up for ages but can you just use them to listen to your vinyl records? IE - plug in an amp or speakers into the bag without having to be recording or plugged into a computer?


Only if it includes a phono or headphone output on the deck. The Numark one does have this option, but not sure about this deal one at Netto.

Steve
#17
Vinyl ripping takes ages if you want to do it right. I have a huge collection of 12" singles I am working through and converting to MP3 via a stand alone turntable. Remember you need a pre-amp if you choose to do it this way so it boosts the sound into your sound card.
#18
mekon
Vinyl ripping takes ages if you want to do it right. I have a huge collection of 12" singles I am working through and converting to MP3 via a stand alone turntable. Remember you need a pre-amp if you choose to do it this way so it boosts the sound into your sound card.


I agree, i've been converting mine for about 12 months now, it's very time consuming. I was a DJ for many years so have got a huge collection to convert. I have to get mine done as quick as possible though as i'm also setting up an online shop to sell my collection, so that's my incentive ha ha.

Steve
#19
welshnut
just bought one of these fro firebox for £69 - should of waited :(


How did you get it for £69? I really want one of these (not too bothered about sound quality, I just think it would be cool to put some of my old vinyl onto my ipod). But on firebox I can only see ones for £90 and £120 here or the portable version for £90 here

Has anyone worked out which model turntable the Netto one actually is? Firebox and Maplin seem to have more information, but I need to know which bit to look at to work out if the Netto one is worth it.

The Maplin deal for this turntable looks to me like the best deal for £80, as they say its got all the features of the £120 one.

Just don't want to risk spending my money on something that might fall apart on me....even if it is only £50 :)
#20
widget
How did you get it for £69? I really want one of these (not too bothered about sound quality, I just think it would be cool to put some of my old vinyl onto my ipod). But on firebox I can only see ones for £90 and £120 here or the portable version for £90 here


Not sure how the Firebox one was so cheap, but I've just bought the Ion turntable for £79.99 - http://svp.co.uk/product/ion_ittusb05_usb_vinyl_turntable_4772

Don't forget Quidco, and SVP also do vouchers every so often. Seemed like a bargain compared to prices elsewhere, will make my Dad a nice Christmas present.
#21
Picked one of these up today, not yet had chance to try it out but will report back later on sound quality etc.

In the meantime, here's some more info - it's a Prolectrix model; I think that brand's exclusive to Netto - their address is on the back of the manual.

It comes with the free Audacity software, and there's also a phono out on the deck so you can connect it to a hifi or amp and use as a normal turntable. There's no headphone socket.
#22
Clare, any opinion on this yet? I popped into a Netto today but didn't see any. Might be fate telling me something unless your experience says otherwise?
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My Dad bought himself one of these and they are terrible, cheap and tacky tat.
Prolectrix are a dirt cheap brand that make allsorts from shavers to these.

The sound quality is very bad as these turntables merely act like a USB microphone and not a digital line-in. The 'noise' from the unit was ever present in recordings and the ceramic stylus is awful. :oops:

I got him to take it back as it would have been fifty quid just wasted.
#24
Thanks, decided to treat myself to one from a reputable brand/dealer in the new year.
#25
Covert Recon
Thanks, decided to treat myself to one from a reputable brand/dealer in the new year.


No problem - try Maplin for the ION (quidco too):thumbsup:
or Richersounds for the Numark (nice 5 yr warranty deal) :thumbsup:
#26
Certainly only of use to the non descerning audiophile. You can't even get a very basic bottom of the range decent turntable with arm & cartridge for £100. You'd be kidding yourself thinking you can get a decent transfer from this. The odds are against you BEFORE you've even lowered the stylus.
#27
This is back in stock at £49.99 from Mon 19th May, if anyone is interested.
#28
I have a vast collection of vinyl which I'd like to convert to WMA or MP3 digital music files. I've looked at the USB turntables but they're all essentially cheap and nasty - or even expensive and nasty. I've got a Technics SL1200 that I'd like to use for transcription purposes along with an early version of Audacity software. Could anyone recommend a decent RIAA USB interface device to permit the connection of the turntable (with a magnetic cartridge) to the PC? Thanks.

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