Sony PS-LX300USB Turntable with Diamond Stylus and USB Connection £77.79 Lightning Deal @ Amazon
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Sony PS-LX300USB Turntable with Diamond Stylus and USB Connection £77.79 Lightning Deal @ Amazon

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Found 23rd Nov 2015
Sony PS-LX300USB Turntable with Diamond Stylus and USB Connection £77.79 Lightning Deal @ Amazon. Offer valid until 3pm unless stock runs out prior to this. Cheapest price I can find anywhere for this particular model.

•Fully automatic operation protects your records from scratches
•Plays both 33.3 and 45rpm
•USB Audio Output allows you to convert your vinyl to MP3
•High quality belt drive system absorbs motor vibrations which can often be picked up by the stylus
•Diamond stylus for superb sound reproduction

Product Description
The Sony PSLX300USB Turntable allows you to convert your vinyl records to MP3.With a built-in phono stage and USB output you can plug into any amp with standard phono inputs or directly into your computer.

Box Contains
Turntable
Platter(with drive belt)
Rubber Mat
45r/min adaptor
USB Cable
CD-ROM(Sound Forge Audio Studio LE)
Operating Instructions

15 Comments

"Diamond Stylus for superb sound reproduction" as opposed to the steel pin they used right up until the 1940's.

Won't be the best quality in the world but probably up to the standards of the separate midi-system turntables put out in the 1990s.

It's got an Audio Technica cartridge by the look of it, so while it won't set any sound quality records, it should be reasonable.There are a few near-identical players on the market to this (Pioneer PL-900 being one) and they generally have a reasonable reputation for budget decks.

I would recommend to anyone who buys one of these though to check the tracking weight. Some on the net are saying that these track heavy, and there is no method to compensate for this.

I always find it amusing though that people used to **** off the cheap plastic 1990s decks, yet they only used to cost around £50 and had fairly decent specification (branded cartridge, metal platter and tonearm etc). Compared to the cheap decks of today they were superb. I have an old Goodmans Delta from the era and it still holds its own quite well.

Edited by: "jasejames" 23rd Nov 2015

jasejames

Won't be the best quality in the world but probably up to the standards … Won't be the best quality in the world but probably up to the standards of the separate midi-system turntables put out in the 1990s.It's got an Audio Technica cartridge by the look of it, so while it won't set any sound quality records, it should be reasonable.There are a few near-identical players on the market to this (Pioneer PL-900 being one) and they generally have a reasonable reputation for budget decks.I would recommend to anyone who buys one of these though to check the tracking weight. Some on the net are saying that these track heavy, and there is no method to compensate for this.I always find it amusing though that people used to **** off the cheap plastic 1990s decks, yet they only used to cost around £50 and had fairly decent specification (branded cartridge, metal platter and tonearm etc). Compared to the cheap decks of today they were superb. I have an old Goodmans Delta from the era and it still holds its own quite well.



I've still got my dads old Sansui P-50 deck with a more recent Goldring cartridge, it was about £80 in the early Eighties and still sounds good through my vintage Pioneer A400 amp.

Bought this a few months back £55.00 direct from Sony outlet, plug direct into your pc USB, and play with VLC,
forget the soundforge,

The wife wanted to relive the 70's the old way with scratchy old annoying vinyl

Visitors must think 'Oh my god they still have a record player

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myghost

Visitors must think 'Oh my god they still have a record player



And do they realise a lot of the people they're listening to are now dead...lol...

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toaster

I've still got my dads old Sansui P-50 deck with a more recent Goldring … I've still got my dads old Sansui P-50 deck with a more recent Goldring cartridge, it was about £80 in the early Eighties and still sounds good through my vintage Pioneer A400 amp.



My Dad still has his Sony record player from the late 60s/early 70s and it still works like a charm and more to the point sounds good...admittedly it's the size of a tank and "weighs a tonne" as they certainly didn't scrimp on materials making them then

jasejames

Won't be the best quality in the world but probably up to the standards … Won't be the best quality in the world but probably up to the standards of the separate midi-system turntables put out in the 1990s.It's got an Audio Technica cartridge by the look of it, so while it won't set any sound quality records, it should be reasonable.There are a few near-identical players on the market to this (Pioneer PL-900 being one) and they generally have a reasonable reputation for budget decks.I would recommend to anyone who buys one of these though to check the tracking weight. Some on the net are saying that these track heavy, and there is no method to compensate for this.I always find it amusing though that people used to **** off the cheap plastic 1990s decks, yet they only used to cost around £50 and had fairly decent specification (branded cartridge, metal platter and tonearm etc). Compared to the cheap decks of today they were superb. I have an old Goodmans Delta from the era and it still holds its own quite well.



You sound like a person with knowledge on your side. I'm looking for an entry level turntable and was thinking of getting a Project Elemental. Is that a pretty good buy for £150?

myghost

Visitors must think 'Oh my god they still have a record player



I go and see a couple of live music acts every month. Pretty much every band I see has limited edition vinyl for sale. I enjoy the experience of vinyl. Of holding that black circle in your hand with the larger format of the artwork on the sleeve and the detailed notes. It's me taking time to enjoy music and properly engaging with it - and not just letting it be something that's going on in the background. A lot of my friends have record players for similar reasons.

Curlynob

You sound like a person with knowledge on your side. I'm looking for an … You sound like a person with knowledge on your side. I'm looking for an entry level turntable and was thinking of getting a Project Elemental. Is that a pretty good buy for £150?



Difficult to go wrong with Project turntables in all honesty. You'll find they're very short on features, but they are proper (and old-school) decks with generally very good sound quality, properly set up with high quality components and also very serviceable.

I have a few turntables. One is a Project Debut (the original one, but not too different to the current one) and it's very similar to my Linn LP12 Basik, which is a cut-down version of one of the all time greats. Maybe a bit more lightweight in construction but that's about it.

Looking at the Elemental it looks like they've just taken the Debut and hacked the plinth away to its bare essentials!

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Curlynob

I go and see a couple of live music acts every month. Pretty much every … I go and see a couple of live music acts every month. Pretty much every band I see has limited edition vinyl for sale. I enjoy the experience of vinyl. Of holding that black circle in your hand with the larger format of the artwork on the sleeve and the detailed notes. It's me taking time to enjoy music and properly engaging with it - and not just letting it be something that's going on in the background. A lot of my friends have record players for similar reasons.



Oh don't get me wrong I am a vinyl fan too...there is something just so satisfying about the size of a record compared to a cd and the whole "experience" that goes with it as you say...I was just having a laugh with you and thought I'd share a comment somebody made about my vinyl collection...unbeknown to them my Dad had "leant" me some records...ok that's not strictly true...I "borrowed" them while he was away on holiday and until it was pointed out to me I hadn't really noticed that most of the people in it were in fact dead...lol...

I have my own stack of treasured vinyls from the 80s when releasing a 12inch single was an everyday event...sadly now it is a rarity rather than the norm

toaster

I've still got my dads old Sansui P-50 deck with a more recent Goldring … I've still got my dads old Sansui P-50 deck with a more recent Goldring cartridge, it was about £80 in the early Eighties and still sounds good through my vintage Pioneer A400 amp.



The original Sansui stuff was superb, they had a solid reputation for their amplifiers but the rest of their gear was underrated IMO. TBH during the mid-to late 70s and throughout most of the 80s there was little to touch the Japanese stuff in general, they really knew how to optimise quality and more importantly how to mass-produce without losing what they'd engineered in.

It's still the case today, though sadly they can't compete on price so just go for the high-end now, and farm out the cheaper stuff to the lowest bidder like everyone else.

jasejames

Looking at the Elemental it looks like they've just taken the Debut and … Looking at the Elemental it looks like they've just taken the Debut and hacked the plinth away to its bare essentials!



If I can afford it, I might go for the Essentials 2 but it's good to know I'm looking at the right gear. Thanks for your reply.

Curlynob

If I can afford it, I might go for the Essentials 2 but it's good to know … If I can afford it, I might go for the Essentials 2 but it's good to know I'm looking at the right gear. Thanks for your reply.



I would also say that the support from Henley Designs (the importer of these decks) is excellent. A couple of years ago I had a failure on an amp from the same distributor (a Sansui), and asked them if there were any replacement parts for it (I knew what the problem was). They repaired the unit for free without quibble, despite it being six months out of warranty.

Generally speaking, if someone has £150-250 to spend on a record deck, Project are the only game in town really.
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