More About USB Turntable Products and Tips

USB Turntables Available in the Market

Numark TTX USB Digital Direct Drive Turntable
This device has the premier torque professional grade turntable with USB. The turntable has a USB cable for connections for direct audio transfer and Audacity software for PC and Mac. It features variable torque motors with the settings 2.5, 3.7 or 4.7 kgfcm, improved target light cooler operation for greater reliability, and a DSP Motor Control System for more accurate speed controls.

The turntable also has an intuitive interchangeable toneram system, LCD display with BPM or Pitch info and 33-45-78 RPM speed, including adjustable start-up and break and reverse.

Stanton T92 USB Turntable
This professional class turntable has high-torque direct drive motor and USB output. With a Key Lock built-in, disc jockey can adjust the tempo of the record without affecting the pitch, while the S or PDIF and USB digital outputs can make the turntable great for archiving vinyl. It features Cakewalk Pyro 5 music, sound editing software, Stanton 5004 cartridge, 3 playback speeds and slip mats as well as cloth dust. It also features 2 Start and Stop switch for mix or battle setup. turntable reviews

Numark TTi USB Turntable with iPod Dock
This turntable has a built-in dock for your iPod in order to easily transfer old vinyl collection to iPod. It also has a software archive for your records to be transferred to MP3 or CD. The integrated line-level output of this turntable allows easy and quick connections to any mixer for direct playback from vinyl records or iPod. A pitch control is included to allow adjustment of playback speed.

This device features EZ Vinyl Converter 2 for PC and EZ Audio Converter for Mac and 33 and 45 RPM belt-drive. The EZ Vinyl Converter 2 of this turntable features Gracenote MusicID technology that analyzed your vinyl collection and mechanically retrieves song information, artist and album for you.

Turntable Tips

There are tips on how to add a turntable to a stereo system. Get your hands on the turntable in one of numerous ways. Ask your parents or friends if they have an old turntable that they could sell with a low price or you could shop for used or new turntables online or at local electronic dealers. Try to buy a turntable that has built-in pre-amplifier.

Plug the 2 output cables into the stereo receiver’s input terminals or AUX. If you do not have those terminals, use another input including TAPE or TV. Switch the receiver input to setting that you connected the turntable.

Place the record on the turntable. Turn the power on for the receiver as well as the turntable and then cue up the stylus. If the record plays with sufficient sound and volume quality, your turntable and stereo are set. Otherwise, you have to add the phono pre-amplifier.

Shop around for a phono pre-amplifier if your record is not playing with enough volume. Phono pre-amplifiers are available at record and music stores, several electronic dealers and on Internet sites. The Phono pre-amplifier’s price ranges from 30 US dollars to more than 10,000 US dollars for disc jockey systems. You cannot be content with the lowest-priced unit, so be prepared to spend about 70 US dollars to 100 US dollars.