December 01, 2007
Need Gadget-Geek Info: Vinyl to Silicon
I am hinting around for a Xmas present: a device that has a turntable, a CD thing, and the necessary software so that one can transfer the contents of the old vinyl record to a CD. I saw this device in a consumer-ish outlet (did not get product name); does anyone know of the worthwhileness/reasonable pricing (USA) of such products or particular models or alternatives.? I imagine there are also legal issues of reproduction, but that's for another day.
I suppose that you are looking for an USB turntable that is a turntable you plug in the computer and can transfert the vynil content to HD or CD.
Am I correct ? :)
There are some sold on Amazon :)
Posted by: Annarella at December 1, 2007 02:15 PM
Vinyl hardware is a high end product category when one wants to go beyond mere turntables and you can end up spending thousands of dollars.
Assuming this is not the idea, you can buy a decent solution with a USB turntable (e.g. Numark TTUSB, a classic - google to find best offers). Produces MP3, audio files that can be burnt on a regular CD, etc.
Thanks, will look around.
Posted by: matthew hogan at December 1, 2007 04:28 PM
Geez. Talk about "Ask and you shall receive." I'm looking at a big google ad in the sidebar selling USB turntables.
Here's a cheap option.
There are also dedicated direct LP-CD burners. I've seen at least three of these lately all running a couple of hundred bucks. (One was in a Sam's club/Costco.) Must be this year's hot gift item. Last year it was fondue fountains. Go figure.
Posted by: Anonymous at December 3, 2007 07:06 PM
Those are the type of places I first saw these in.
Posted by: matthew hogan at December 3, 2007 08:36 PM