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Old 05-01-2010, 07:11 PM   #61
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Also there are some records that have not been put on CD
All the more reason to digitize. Some of those recordings from the 1920s, 30s, and 40s are incredible. The Carter Family recordings for instance... or Fats Waller... the list is long.
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Which is why I am considering this solution:

Victoria Retrowriter - Vinyl and/or AUX to CDs (GDI-C2CDRW) [GDI-C2CDRW] - $249.99 :

It would also take care of my Cassette problem also.
It's hard to know what the quality of these recordings would be since I'm not familiar with that particular unit. Generally speaking, the all in one converters I've seen are very cheaply made and in particular, the turntable portion is of very poor quality. Keep in mind that for an LP to sound good, the record has to turn at exactly the right speed, with no wobble, the tonearm has to have high quality bearings with low friction, and the cartridge has to have a high quality stylus.

I've had good results with my office system ( Marantz 27 receiver, Dual 1019 Turntable and Shure M91 ED cartridge) into my computer using software made by a Dutch Company (Polderbits). That equipment sold for approximately
$600 circa 1970 or so...

If that company has a good return policy it might be worth it but if you already have a good stereo system and a turntable its not all that hard to hook up to a computer to do the conversions with what you may already have
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... but if you already have a good stereo system and a turntable its not all that hard to hook up to a computer to do the conversions with what you may already have
Nah. This is my turntable:

Audio-Technica - Microphones, headphones, wireless microphone systems, noise-cancelling headphones & more : AT-PL50 : Fully-automatic Stereo Turntable System

I have hooked it directly to my computer and recorded the music (Total Recorder) but that's kind of a hassle. I am looking for something a little less time consuming.
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Nah. This is my turntable:

Audio-Technica - Microphones, headphones, wireless microphone systems, noise-cancelling headphones & more : AT-PL50 : Fully-automatic Stereo Turntable System

I have hooked it directly to my computer and recorded the music (Total Recorder) but that's kind of a hassle. I am looking for something a little less time consuming.
Thanks for the info. I hadn't thought of looking for a TT with USB.
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Thanks for the info. I hadn't thought of looking for a TT with USB.
Oh! This TT is not a USB device (although that is a great thought), it plugs directly into the sound card in the computer.
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Oh! This TT is not a USB device (although that is a great thought), it plugs directly into the sound card in the computer.
I looked at your link and found the AT-LP120-USB that has USB output from the TT. It's a little pricey at $429 but it may be worth it for transferring some old records.
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I looked at your link and found the AT-LP120-USB that has USB output from the TT. It's a little pricey at $429 but it may be worth it for transferring some old records.
Oh, wow! Nice catch. I was put off by the price until

Audio-Technica AT-LP120-USB Record Turntable - AT-LP120-USB - Buy.com

Somewhat in the ball park, I guess.
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Great find on the Buy.com price. Thanks.
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