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USB Turntable - £29.99 *Instore* @ Maplin
USB Turntable - £29.99 *Instore* @ Maplin

USB Turntable - £29.99 *Instore* @ Maplin

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ION USB-Powered Turntable - Vinyl to PC

* Portable USB powered, Vinyl to MP3 encoder
* Archive all of your vinyl.
* LP to MP3 conversion via USB connection to Mac or PC
* Plays at 33, 45 & 78* RPM records
* Capture the music from your LPs and turn it into digital MP3s that you can enjoy at home and on the go
* Plug and Play USB connection to PC or Mac, no drivers required
* Includes easy-to-use software for simple, step-by-step conversion
* Single-cable power and music connection – no power adapter needed
* Included EZ Vinyl Converter software guides you through transfer steps

Convert your treasured record collection to MP3s quickly and easily with PowerPlay and rediscover all of your old favourites, transfer to your MP3 player or record to CD and listen to them at the gym, in your car or at home. Don’t leave your old record collection gathering dust in the attic, transfer to MP3 and enjoy all those classics and hard to find rare editions again and again.

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If you can find any B-Grade they will probably be £19.99

No B grade stock

There are ways of converting vinyl to MP3 without a USB turntable, but it still requires your existing vinyl player, cables, a compatible PC and software. It would be a lot less hassle using one of these, though, and at £30 it's not bad for a decent bit of kit.

Great price, very tempted. Was looking at these a year or two back when they were almost three times this price. Heat added.

Edit: Don't forget 7% Quidco! (£2.09)

Edited by: "Skoot34" 19th Mar 2011

Wouldn't this from your old deck to your soundcard, and Nero, do exactly the same thing?

Reviews for this one are not good.

One very important observation people have made is that the cartridge (which houses the stylus) is heavier than your usual, which could be a worry - the last thing old and rare records wants is excess pressure being applied to the needle!

Also, resulting mp3s are apparently not great, which kind of defeats the object.

Personally I'd suggest getting a second-hand turntable and connecting it via an amp.

wotguvnotmeguv

Reviews for this one are not good.One very important observation people … Reviews for this one are not good.One very important observation people have made is that the cartridge (which houses the stylus) is heavier than your usual, which could be a worry - the last thing old and rare records wants is excess pressure being applied to the needle! Also, resulting mp3s are apparently not great, which kind of defeats the object. Personally I'd suggest getting a second-hand turntable and connecting it via an amp.



Good idea. Does anyone know of any good PC software to use for the job? Thanks

For single tracks, just use whatever recording software comes with your sound card. Don't f

For single tracks, just use whatever recording software comes with your sound card. Don't forget you can trim beginnings and ends of tracks within iTunes.

Well the Which? review says the results are thin and lacking in bass and treble. If you're suggesting that's a failing of vinyl as a format, then you're very very wrong.

Dreadful quality. Total waste of money at any price!

roister

Good idea. Does anyone know of any good PC software to use for the job? … Good idea. Does anyone know of any good PC software to use for the job? Thanks




Try Audacity - free and it can split tracks after you record each side of an LP

craigstephens

Wouldn't this from your old deck to your soundcard, and Nero, do exactly … Wouldn't this from your old deck to your soundcard, and Nero, do exactly the same thing?


Yes & No You would need to use a pre-amp with the turntable or maybe the line out from an amplifier (e.g. Tape Out) if the turntable does not have Line Out. However yeah you are quite right, get a proper line signal going into your sound card and you can get the same end result using free software etc. plus you would have the chance to use a higher quality encoder (like LAME) and also to do any processing you want.

ot .. but does anyone know what to do with unwanted vinyl albums and singles ?
I have about 300 lp's and singles mostly 70's rock, does anyone still buy them , can
they be recycled ?

Ozzie

does anyone still buy them?


Absolutely! Try putting them on eBay on free listing days, record shops etc. You never know, you might have a rare pressing or something like that

Well for my part I've bought about 45 7"s, mainly 60s and 70s soul stuff, in the last month.

Anyone that thinks vinyl is dead has absolutely no idea what they're talking about. There's a huge second-hand market for it.

thanks guys , I'll try selling the collection on ebay
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