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OT wrote:At $110, do you suppose it was worth it, or do you have a better recommendation?
barfle wrote:OT wrote:At $110, do you suppose it was worth it, or do you have a better recommendation?
Knowing nothing about some of the important elements of turntables (stylus characteristics, tracking force, yadda yadda...) and the existence of reasonable equipment you may already have, it's hard for me to say you made a good decision.
I continue to use my dear old Miracord 50H turntable with my dear old Shure V15 Type V MR cartridge, and occasionally the 78 RPM stylus for it. I know it treats my vinyl with respect, so I'm happy with its performance. I'm also happy with my audio card, which has a stereo input jack and with Goldwave, which allows me to record the signals that I input into my audio card. I'm afraid I'm going to have to look up exactly what my audio card is, because it's identification isn't right there in front of me. And I also continue to use my Esoteric Audio Surface Noise Reducer, especially when I want to transfer my vinyl to a digital medium.
If your record player is toast, and your sound card is inadequate, I would guess the USB turntable would be a reasonable product, but only if you didn't already have an acceptable way to digitize your vinyl.
piqaboo wrote:barfle, your system sounds worth looking into more.
'cause once the vinyl is revinyled smaller and shinier, we have all these video tapes to turn into coasters. Would the software you are describing be able to do that? Also, Im wondering how all the bits and pieces you are using add up $$? Because software takes less room than a new turntable whos entire purpose is to obsolete itself and the other turntable in the house, but which will take up a ton o space in the meanwhile. (in our house, 12"x12" is a TON o space) (one day, our garage will be purged, dee dee de dee de dee, dee dee dee dee de deeee de dee...)
We're also asking Shos, 'cause we know he's embroiled in that slide show to coaster project.
piqaboo wrote:Thing is - the whole system OT posted is about $120. ( I think. I have a really bad memory for things I know he will remember.)
So, while its worth saving $60 - no question! - its not clear that buying the software etc would save $60. I guess he has some more of that fun kind of homework to do!
Thanks everyone for the info.
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