USB Record Player

Discussion in 'Digital Audio' started by SteamedGiraffe, Dec 12, 2010.

  1. SteamedGiraffe macrumors newbie

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    Can anyone suggest a decent, entry level audiophile record player under $200? All I know is that is should be belt-driven and have a magnetic pickup.

    -Giraffe
     
  2. ChrisA macrumors G4

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    Don't bother. Any turn table that can play your records can be connected to a USB audio interface and input to a computer. Most USB turntables I've seen are pretty low quality. Buy a "real" turn table and use the Mac's built-in mic-in jack if you must. Yes you do need to apply RIAA decompression but you can do that in software Audicity is free and get do that.

    If you have a record colect them maybe even you have a turn table already.
     
  3. gatepc macrumors 6502

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    Music Hall sells some nice ones $250 though

    http://www.audioadvisor.com/prodinfo.asp?number=MHUSB1 AT

    But I agree that if you can afford it get a nice analog turntable and sound recorder or run it into your mac line in. Arguably a good turntable can provide sound that is on par or surpasses CD sound quality if done right.
     

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