<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Hey John, how's that USB turntable working out? Decent sound quality? Any rumble on your recordings?<br><br>I was wondering about that, too. What model?<p><hr></blockquote><p>Much to my surprise and disappointment, I had an audible whine coming through the USB connection. Fortunately, the Ion TTUSB also has an unamplifed (phono) out and a line out jack. I used the latter, which delivers a decent level from the Ion's built-in preamp. I could then plug the turntable in to the audio in jack on my 30" iMac via an RCA-to-Sony (stereo miniplug) converter. The sound I get is clean, with noise at -80 db or lower.<br><br>A $200 turntable isn't going to come equipped with the greatest stylus in the land, although the one provided wasn't bad. I assumed that the lightly-used Shure M91ED I've had around for years 'n years would be that much better. So I mounted it on the detachable cartridge holder, then carefully balanced the tone arm 'cause the Shure requires only one gram of weight.<br><br>I've written up a little thing about the exerience on my site; you'll find it at The Vinyl Episode<br><br>All in all, the Ion delivers pretty good bang for the buck, although I think it's kind of flimsy, so I wouldn't expect decades of use from it. But then, once your vinyl collection has been digitised, its usefulness would be ended anyway. Unless you then decide to use it on your audio system as a regular turntable, which you can, very easily.<br><br><br><br>[color:blue]Laz, OFI[/i]<br></font color=blue>[color:green]<br>Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.<br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>Much to my surprise and disappointment, I had an audible whine coming through the USB connection.<p><hr></blockquote><p>John,<br><br>Looks like you've solved your noise problem, but if not, I use this product for just this very thing:<br><br>Bias SoundSoap<br><br>I've transfered lots of old American Top 40 Countdown (Casey Kasem) shows from original vinyl LPs. My turntable emits a high cycle tone that is very audible, but once I run the recording through SoundSoap, it's gone. Plus, this SoundSoap removes pops and clicks too. <br><br>Highly recommended and it's available as a download, so you can buy and start using it right away. Works as advertised!<br><br>Check out the demo movie. <br><br><br>***************<br><br>
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Matt,<br><br>I'll have a look at SoundSoap, although I have found the built-in click and pop filter in Spin Doctor (part of Toast) to be pretty good. Thanks for the lead.<br><br><br><br><br>[color:blue]Laz, OFI[/i]<br></font color=blue>[color:green]<br>Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.<br>
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