Rated 3.5 out of 5 by 17
Rated 5 out of 5 by roelof Excellent Record Player
Excellent value considering all of the outputs and the preamp and also the ability to plug into computer. People complain that you can't listen to the music while uploading to your computer, making it difficult to know when to flip the vinyl. However, that's wrong. All you have to do is look at the stylus and when it comes onto the slick surface you flip the record(not that hard -_-). Warning: don't buy this if you want to learn to spin records and do scratches and stuff, it's nearly impossible to spin without touching the vinyl itself.
July 28, 2010
Rated 5 out of 5 by dcmike Monitoring while you record is easy
I just bought a PS-LX300USB and made my first recording. Very slick! I wanted to address a point made by more than one reviewer - "Can't monitor while recording".
It is really very easy to do as there are two sets of outputs - USB & RCA (phono). All you do is run the USB to your computer and run the RCA to a stereo. In my case, my stereo is in another room - SO - I just got an adaptor from Radio Shack (COUPLER - two female RCA, one end, and one female mini phono, other end) and hooked up a set of iPod earphones to the RCA outs. Cheap headphones are best because they are designed for low output devices and will give you enough volume to monitor with, with only the turntable's built in "line-out" to power them.
When one song ends hit the pause button, then the make another recording button, then the record button again.
There are plenty of effects and tools - for old albums you can use the EQ to boost the highs, etc or put in a little reverb to make it sound more live.. You can preview (hear) any effect before committing.
A great little package - all you need to do the job.
March 13, 2010
Rated 1 out of 5 by Alistair Cartridge broke within days!!
i purchased this turntable about a month ago and i got three days out of it, and the needle broke! unable to find a replacement. very cheep!!
October 28, 2013
Rated 4 out of 5 by Teezes Good sound
I bought this turntable to hook up to my stereo and not my computer. The sound is great, but you need to tip toe around or it will skip. Sony should have put better dampers on this unit. Not only will the turntable skip, you can hear when our small dog walks by through the speakers. I managed to solve this issue by putting the turntalbe on a shelf that is attached to the wall.
Sound review: Excellent stereo separation and balance
The sound is much better than expected from a turntable at this price.
Issues, bass feedback at higher volumes, untill wall mounted. If you do have this option on your amp, use the subsonic filter.
January 19, 2013