Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




24 posts

Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Topic # 147398 18-Jun-2014 09:47
Send private message

Hi there,

I'm after a USB turntable. I'm only looking at using it to put vinyl onto my computer... not for day to day use.

Can anyone recommend a good make and model, preferably with software included?

Budget is up to $500.

Cheers.

Create new topic
4649 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 470

Trusted

  Reply # 1068209 18-Jun-2014 10:27
Send private message

Get this one: Audio-Technica AT-LP120 USB. Brilliant turntable, can be had for ~$400 via Amazon and sometimes on Trademe.

 






Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


2557 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 571

Trusted

  Reply # 1068268 18-Jun-2014 10:55
Send private message

NZtechfreak: Get this one: Audio-Technica AT-LP120 USB. Brilliant turntable, can be had for ~$400 via Amazon and sometimes on Trademe.


I second this suggestion. I imported one of these from Amazon last year, and I love it! Cost me approximately NZD $450 to import. The same model is sold locally for around NZD $700.

 
 
 
 


2557 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 571

Trusted

  Reply # 1068273 18-Jun-2014 10:57
Send private message

I forgot to add that you will want to try and get Amazon to ship it directly to you. Depending on where the order is being fulfilled from, it may be necessary to use a freight forwarding service like YouShop. If I had done that, my freight costs would have risen from NZD $150 to NZD $240.

1142 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 143


  Reply # 1068578 18-Jun-2014 15:31
Send private message

project essential usb tt

http://www.paulmoney.co.nz/shop/turntables/project-turntables/pro-ject-essential-usb/

3270 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 413


  Reply # 1068804 18-Jun-2014 19:30
Send private message

The Project is nice, but a little pricey. There's a Denon around the traps that should at $500 or so.
Otherwise, there are some cheap POC available at the local Jaycar / DSE's.

1142 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 143


  Reply # 1071187 20-Jun-2014 17:35
Send private message

true, they have gone up since i last looked.

very good performance though.

an aternative may be to buy a used 'table of good quality and use a usb capable phono stage.

nad and project have models available at ~$300.

4649 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 470

Trusted

  Reply # 1071273 20-Jun-2014 20:07
One person supports this post
Send private message

For the money I doubt you'll beat the Audio Technica...




Twitter: @nztechfreak
Blogs: HeadphoNZ.org


1142 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 143


  Reply # 1071499 21-Jun-2014 10:35
Send private message

project sounds better out of the box - the supplied ortofon cartridge is a base model but it is accurately aligned and the tt is easy to setup, as near to plug
'n play as you can get with a tt.

for ripping to computers you want to get the best sounding tt possible, within budget constraints etc.

much better to get the analogue playback right before fiddling with computer files.

Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.