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Limit - Tt-u1200 USB Turntable Oak (also functions as a regular turntable) £40.00 + Free Delivery @ HMV
Limit - Tt-u1200 USB Turntable Oak (also functions as a regular turntable) £40.00 + Free Delivery @ HMV

Limit - Tt-u1200 USB Turntable Oak (also functions as a regular turntable) £40.00 + Free Delivery @ HMV

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Thought this was a really nice USB turntable and a nice alternative to the usual plastic ones

Everything you need to make digital copies of your vinyl record collection.
Listen to your record collection on your iPod or other MP3 player, Use your computers CD writer to make CDs of your records, also functions as a regular turntable when connected to your hi-fi system.

Specifications:
# 33, 45 & 78 speeds
# Auto-stop
# Acrylic dust-cover
# Windows & Mac compatible
# Standard USB connection
# Easy-to-use software and all cables included
# Oak finish

31 Comments

so you can 'rip' your records onto computer?
My dads been looking for one of these for ages

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deadduck_145;7356606

so you can 'rip' your records onto computer?My dads been looking for one … so you can 'rip' your records onto computer?My dads been looking for one of these for ages



Exactly :thumbsup:
And plug it into your existing HiFi to use as a turntable also (if you wish)

Cheapest iv seen but sound quality cant be up to much at this price.

I have been pondering the legality of downloading FLACs of things i own on vinyl, since I own a copy of the record is this legal? I think it comes under reasonable use but im not sure, I don't think my broadband provider would give me the chance to explain before they cut me off even if it is legal.

andywedge;7356661

Exactly :thumbsup:And plug it into your existing HiFi to use as a … Exactly :thumbsup:And plug it into your existing HiFi to use as a turntable also (if you wish)



Great. Will order for his birthday- Thanks very much Andy

OT: what's with the new avatar, Andy?

deadduck_145;7356606

so you can 'rip' your records onto computer?My dads been looking for one … so you can 'rip' your records onto computer?My dads been looking for one of these for ages



You don't even need this. All you need is a cheap simple cable (often stereo phonos to 3.5" jack) to your line-in on your PC/Laptop sound card from your amplifier out (tape) connection if you still have a turntable, and a lot of people still do!
Write WAV files to CD or make mp3 files from it. There is even free software out there for cleaning up noise on the recordings

Google is your friend!

nihcaj;7357215

You don't even need this. All you need is a cheap simple cable (often … You don't even need this. All you need is a cheap simple cable (often stereo phonos to 3.5" jack) to your line-in on your PC/Laptop sound card from your amplifier out (tape) connection if you still have a turntable, and a lot of people still do! Write WAV files to CD or make mp3 files from it. There is even free software out there for cleaning up noise on the recordingsGoogle is your friend!



+1 :thumbsup:

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!;7356705

Cheapest iv seen but sound quality cant be up to much at this price.I … Cheapest iv seen but sound quality cant be up to much at this price.I have been pondering the legality of downloading FLACs of things i own on vinyl, since I own a copy of the record is this legal? I think it comes under reasonable use but im not sure, I don't think my broadband provider would give me the chance to explain before they cut me off even if it is legal.




I expect the needle is pretty poor. I remember reading that your purchase of the LP was for that copy only and as expected doesnt extend to all formats.

You could always purchase a 3Gb limit mobile internet dongle for this purpose (but thats only 10 albums per month tops)

jazid;7357535

I expect the needle is pretty poor. I remember reading that your purchase … I expect the needle is pretty poor. I remember reading that your purchase of the LP was for that copy only and as expected doesnt extend to all formats. You could always purchase a 3Gb limit mobile internet dongle for this purpose (but thats only 10 albums per month tops)



I think the story from the labels changes depending on what they're arguing against at the time. One day you've "not bought a copy, only licenced the content", then the disk breaks/scratches/warps and "sorry, the copy you bought is broken, buy another"

PR1;7357863

I think the story from the labels changes depending on what they're … I think the story from the labels changes depending on what they're arguing against at the time. One day you've "not bought a copy, only licenced the content", then the disk breaks/scratches/warps and "sorry, the copy you bought is broken, buy another"



Im sure I read/saw somewhere you are allowed to make backup copies of CDs legally to use on mobile players, PCs etc. I cant see why you wouldn't legally be allowed to record your vinyl for same reasons and therefore cant really see why downloading a copy is much different from recording from a record. The law is a very variable thing though.

just download the software (forget it's name right now but it's free) and get a standard audio cable to link you existing turntable to your pc. (if you don't currently have a turntable, then you can but far better play quality than this junk)

About the copyright issue...speaking from experience, basically as follows:

You are allowed to make a backup copy of your own media for personal use (i.e. ripping from a vinyl to mp3) BUT if you then sell the original media you must destroy the backup (obviously its illegal to produce and sell backups).

Also, there is a difference between downloading something you own, and making your own backup...basically you are allowed to make a backup, but it must be a backup of YOUR original media....(though I would wonder how they could possibly tell in the case of a mp3 file)..hence downloading something you already own a physical copy of is illegal.

Copyright law is very vague, and a bit stupid. For example, it would be illegal for me to loan my friend a DVD for him to watch...but if he paid me 1p and "bought" if off me...and then I "bought" it back off him that would be legal...

I also once read a story about someone who got into trouble in the US for teaching his friend how to play a song on the guitar....copyright breach apparently (he didn't buy the sheet music)

Stupid...

Edit: By the way in response to the guy above...the free software is called Audacity, it's not bad for free

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!;7356705

Cheapest iv seen but sound quality cant be up to much at this price.I … Cheapest iv seen but sound quality cant be up to much at this price.I have been pondering the legality of downloading FLACs of things i own on vinyl, since I own a copy of the record is this legal? I think it comes under reasonable use but im not sure, I don't think my broadband provider would give me the chance to explain before they cut me off even if it is legal.



Don't be so paranoid. You really think FACT is going to kick your down down for a few MP3s of music you already own? Most ISPs are resisting the goverment's daft insistence that they monitor everything users do for the simple reasons that (a) it's practically impossible and (b) if they agreed they would become liable for any failures on their part to stop the 'offender'. As pointed out elsewhere, copyright law in this area is a total mess and FACT & Co are relying on fear, paranoia and wild rumours rather than court cases to get people to pay for everything several times over and keep the record execs in coke.

andiejn;7358741

just download the software (forget it's name right now but it's free) and … just download the software (forget it's name right now but it's free) and get a standard audio cable to link you existing turntable to your pc. (if you don't currently have a turntable, then you can but far better play quality than this junk)



Audacity (audacity.sourceforge.net/) is what I use. Works on Linux, Mac and Windows.

Noghar;7358926

Don't be so paranoid. You really think FACT is going to kick your down … Don't be so paranoid. You really think FACT is going to kick your down down for a few MP3s of music you already own? Most ISPs are resisting the goverment's daft insistence that they monitor everything users do for the simple reasons that (a) it's practically impossible and (b) if they agreed they would become liable for any failures on their part to stop the 'offender'. As pointed out elsewhere, copyright law in this area is a total mess and FACT & Co are relying on fear, paranoia and wild rumours rather than court cases to get people to pay for everything several times over and keep the record execs in coke.



It wouldn't be a few MP3s though, it would be a few thousand FLAC albums (if I could find em) that I own on vinyl. I think the biggest problem would be finding the stuff iv got in high quality ripps. Iv been looking round some of the download search site and cant find many at all.

I did see an interesting discussion on a Hifi forum about people recording 24 bit versions on £50k turntables using high grade vinyl pressings then putting them up online as FLACs. probably not far off the studio masters and def better than Red Book digital. A little bit over the top though.

mfraser;7358983

Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) is what I use. Works on … Audacity (http://audacity.sourceforge.net/) is what I use. Works on Linux, Mac and Windows.



I tried this just the other day and ran into problems. Isn't there an issue if you just connect the turntable to the line-in on your PC? The output level from a magnetic cartridge is tiny so you need a stereo pre-amp to boost it to line level. I don't own one so I then tried the microphone input (more sensitive) on the PC and managed to capture the album and save it as an mp3. There was JUST about enough oomph (technical term) to make a recording but when I normalised it there was some background noise there. But another problem is that vinyl records are recorded with the minimum of bass. This is inteneded to reduce the amount of space the groove takes up on the surface of the record, allowing more material to be recorded. This original quality is restored by a litle bit of electronics, usually built into older hifi amplifiers. Alternatively, you can buy a little box that not only boosts the level but also adds the necessary filtering - look for RIAA preamp on eBay. If you don't use this you will get a very 'thin', low level recording. I'm not sure if the sofware filters on Audacity/Cool Edit can do the same job. Anybody tried......OK, you can all wake now. I've finished.

[QUOTE=I did see an interesting discussion on a Hifi forum about people recording 24 bit versions on £50k turntables using high grade vinyl pressings then putting them up online as FLACs. probably not far off the studio masters and def better than Red Book digital. A little bit over the top though.[/QUOTE]

That sounds intriguing, if a little over the top as you say. Out of interest where did you read that please?

ISP's cannot monitor secure encrypted usenet connections

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!;7356705

Cheapest iv seen but sound quality cant be up to much at this price.I … Cheapest iv seen but sound quality cant be up to much at this price.I have been pondering the legality of downloading FLACs of things i own on vinyl, since I own a copy of the record is this legal? I think it comes under reasonable use but im not sure, I don't think my broadband provider would give me the chance to explain before they cut me off even if it is legal.



The trouble is, as you're downloading music using P2P software, I believe that you are also letting others upload the file at the same time. So you could be sharing the file with hundreds or thousands of other people.
If you don't want to risk having your broadband disconnected, stick to legal downloads. You can find many albums on Tesco for £3.97. Better than having a criminal record (no pun intended)

my teenage son wants a turntable, he keeps buying vinyl(!) - this looks to be just what he needs, I know the replacement needles are expensive tho. Some of the vinyl he has bought is expensive, but no point in having them if you can't listen .........

joesmum;7360021

my teenage son wants a turntable, he keeps buying vinyl(!) - this looks … my teenage son wants a turntable, he keeps buying vinyl(!) - this looks to be just what he needs, I know the replacement needles are expensive tho. Some of the vinyl he has bought is expensive, but no point in having them if you can't listen .........



There are loads on ebay, get something old and heavy and then fit a new cartridge. Should sound better than this and could even work out cheaper!

mikey808;7359616

That sounds intriguing, if a little over the top as you say. Out of … That sounds intriguing, if a little over the top as you say. Out of interest where did you read that please?



I have been trying to find the page I saw it on for ages, it was late and i didnt bookmark it. Looking round some search engines iv found a few Pink Floyd that are listed as 24 bit vinyl ripps but not much else. I suspect theres some sort of group out there exchanging them but cant seem to find a way in.

Its funny that these 24 bit vinyl ripps could be the best available versions of some albums..... The best digital format is.... Vinyl!

CHEEPSTUFFRULES!;7361039

I have been trying to find the page I saw it on for ages, it was late and … I have been trying to find the page I saw it on for ages, it was late and i didnt bookmark it. Looking round some search engines iv found a few Pink Floyd that are listed as 24 bit vinyl ripps but not much else. I suspect theres some sort of group out there exchanging them but cant seem to find a way in.



I suspect you are correct in your suspicion. Have you tried Internet Relay Chat? That and Usenet 'news' were (maybe still are) useful alternatives to ripping your own CDs/LPs/tapes. I've spent a lot of money on music over the years (and still do) so I'm in the "I've bought it once so if need be I will download it" camp, illegal or not.

I thought all Pink Floyd records were available on CD e.g. I have 'Relics' & 'Pink Floyd 1967, The First Three Singles.'

Exact Audio Copy coupled with LAME encoder makes very good quality 'rips' from CD.

If you want your music on digital for listening on the move (car/ipod) then maybe don't worry too much about getting the quality absolutely 100% because you're probably going to lose some of the unique nuances of the vinyl during the 'rip' however you do it.

Why are people so paranoid about downloading? I guess most of those worried something will happen are the people who aren't doing it.

What most often happens is some supposed legal firm gets your details through some sort of law. They send you threatening letters with "fines" and threats of court action that you may as well use instead of andrex on your botty. The company issuing the "fines" also has no association with the copyright holder and pockets the money. In other words it's a scam.

anewman;7362117

Why are people so paranoid about downloading? I guess most of those … Why are people so paranoid about downloading? I guess most of those worried something will happen are the people who aren't doing it. What most often happens is some supposed legal firm gets your details through some sort of law. They send you threatening letters with "fines" and threats of court action that you may as well use instead of andrex on your botty. The company issuing the "fines" also has no association with the copyright holder and pockets the money. In other words it's a scam.



Its not paranoia, I would happily download anything I own already. I wouldn't download anything I hadn't already paid for though unless it was copywrite free (or unavailable to buy anywhere else).

I think if I ever get a threatening legal letter I will take a picture of the letter surrounded by my record collection and send that back as a reply.

loonyjetman;7362044

I suspect you are correct in your suspicion. Have you tried Internet … I suspect you are correct in your suspicion. Have you tried Internet Relay Chat? That and Usenet 'news' were (maybe still are) useful alternatives to ripping your own CDs/LPs/tapes. I've spent a lot of money on music over the years (and still do) so I'm in the "I've bought it once so if need be I will download it" camp, illegal or not.I thought all Pink Floyd records were available on CD e.g. I have 'Relics' & 'Pink Floyd 1967, The First Three Singles.' Exact Audio Copy coupled with LAME encoder makes very good quality 'rips' from CD.If you want your music on digital for listening on the move (car/ipod) then maybe don't worry too much about getting the quality absolutely 100% because you're probably going to lose some of the unique nuances of the vinyl during the 'rip' however you do it.



Yeah, EAC is really solid. This is all in preparation for upgrading to a 24 bit dac in 2010 (Wadia 121 if anyone else is thinking about it) and trying to find some 24 bit things to play through it.

joesmum;7360021

my teenage son wants a turntable, he keeps buying vinyl(!) - this looks … my teenage son wants a turntable, he keeps buying vinyl(!) - this looks to be just what he needs, I know the replacement needles are expensive tho. Some of the vinyl he has bought is expensive, but no point in having them if you can't listen .........



I hear that they're called styli or even a cartridge these days!

mfraser;7363583

I hear that they're called styli or even a cartridge these days!



Cartridge is the main part and Stylus is the needle that plugs onto the 'Cart'. There are two types of cart Moving Magnet (MM) and Moving Coil (MC).

There are a few turntables going around ( pun)...at the minute.....inc, maplins..etc.......iv been thinking about getting one for ages.........once again its the storage, and sound of them, etc......as got to much stuff already....The thing is......its all in real time.......so you will have to sit there playing your lp....then turn it over...and name all the tracks, or at least no them.......etc, ....um, its all a bit to much trouble to be honest.......BUT i do have lots of lps that id like to get onto a mp3 player etc......so at the min im copying the lp to my hifi cdr recorder, onto a cdrw.....then track mark it , etc......then copy it onto the pc....then erase the cdrw and start all over.........bloody hell im going to be here for years..........lol.......good luck everyone.

One Left that i could see in Bath HMV.

It was over ontop of the "Band Hero" boxes to the right as you walk into the store.

Can you buy speakers to plug in to this?
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