Best USB Record Players

Music is memory. Maybe that’s why people hold on to it for such a long time. Maybe that’s why the attics are full of dusty vinyl collections.  Luckily, today there is a possibility of bringing back their glamour. There are many record players that can help you enjoy your collection again. Moreover, they can also make it eternal, by converting it into mp3 format and storing it onto your computer. In this way you will no longer have to worry whether the vinyl will get scratched and you will lose your favourite tune. These players are also great for producers, as they make sampling (ripping music from another track to use in your own) super simple.  There are a number of record players that come with a USB cable and software which can make the transfer of music easier than ever.

Jensen JTA-230

Jensen JTA-230 is a portable and practical record player. It is even smaller than the vinyl, so the vinyl is protruded from the base. It is convenient for those that mostly own 33 or 45 RPM records, as it doesn’t come with stylus for 78 RPM. However, if you do own a lot of 78 RPM and you desperately want to have this record player, then you have the possibility of replacing the stylus.  Have in mind that the stylus is firmly attached to the cartridge so taking it off might be a real challenge.  One of the most important features is that it comes with an USB cable. This feature enables you to rip the old vinyl onto the computer and turn them into mp3 format. Taking into consideration the size of the speakers, this player produces high volume music. Although it might not be the best choice for a big house party, it will definitely work for listening to music in the pleasure of your home.  A surprising feature is the ability to adjust the pitch of the tone, as this is usually common for more sophisticated players. 

Audio-Technica AT-LP120

Audio-Technica AT-LP120 is more professional and pricey record player. It has a very modern look. It comes with stylus that plays 33, 45, and 78 rpm speeds and also provides the possibility of adjusting the pitch. Audio-Technica AT-LP120 has built in stereo phono preamplifiers which enhance the sound and help produce higher volume of sound. The tone arm has counterweight, anti-skate and height adjustment. It also has the lock position which is very suitable during transport and protects the tone arm from possible damage. It also comes with USB cable and compatible software included which digitalises your files and makes them compatible to any music player you own, or for putting into music production software, making it one of the best record players for sampling other peoples tracks. Now you can dig out old records from flea markets and take samples and drum breaks for your own tracks, or put your old music onto your iPod. With this method, all you need to do in order to transfer or convert music from the vinyl onto the computer is to connect them.

Both record players have similar features and appealing design. Depending on the price range you can decide between a simpler or more sophisticated record player. Regardless of your choice you will be able to turn your most favourite vinyl into mp3 format and make sure that that tune stays with you forever.

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