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Sony - USB Stereo Turntable

Experience the nostalgic sound of vinyl with this fully automatic belt-driven turntable that supports 33-1/3 and 45 rpm record playback speeds and features a USB output for importing your favorite records' tracks to a PC.
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Are speakers built into this turntable?

Are Speakers built into this turntable?
1 year, 1 month ago
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answer 1
No, you have to plug it into a sound system or receiver to hear it.
5 months, 1 week ago
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Crismoonshine
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answer 2
No.
1 year ago
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Cahgoonis
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Englewood, CO
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answer 3
No. Why would you want built in speakers? To get the best sound possible you should connect it to your stereo & run it through a pair of quality speakers.
1 year ago
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Cahgoonis
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answer 4
This unit does not have speakers or an amplifier. It does have a pre-amp built in but you will need to plug it into an amplifier of some sort or any device with RCA inputs.
1 year ago
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Nedford
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answer 5
No, you have to connect them using rca cable (included) or play through your computer w/usb. I think one is also included but I have several around from other things so cant remember
1 year ago
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answer 6
No, the PS-LX300USB has a USB output and RCA audio outputs for external speakers.
1 year, 1 month ago
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What else do I have to buy to play music?

I don't have any audio equip at the moment. I want to play my LPs and found this turntable attractive. In order to play music, what else do I have to buy? Amprifire? Speaker?
1 month, 4 weeks ago
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answer 1
Nikki,
yes, you must have an amplifier, and speakers to be able to listen to it.
1 week ago
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davespc
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answer 2
You have to plug the attached phono cables to some type of amplifier that has RCA inputs. Could be an audio receiver, boom box, etc.
2 weeks, 4 days ago
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MWilliams
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answer 3
You will need at least a stereo receiver with a couple of speakers and wire for an optimal setup. You could also run it through some simple computer speakers, but for the best sound you will want it going through a receiver of some type.
1 month ago
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Diabrettic
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answer 4
Nothing, plug it in and its ready to go.
1 month, 1 week ago
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answer 5
Hi Nikki,

This unit supports Audio Out (red and white) ports. Any device that has Audio In(red and white) like receivers + speakers or soundbars will do. Thanks. -Joffrey
1 month, 4 weeks ago
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does this work with windows 8?

1 month, 1 week ago
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answer 1
Yes it does and it has software that is awesome!
1 day ago
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Jazzepy
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Memphis TN
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answer 2
I think it only works with windows 7.
2 weeks, 3 days ago
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Cardiiacmallalker18
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New Hartford, NY
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answer 3
Mine did tonight. When I bought it it came with Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio so I could record, so that is what I use. It works fine on 8.
1 month ago
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Diabrettic
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answer 4
This turntable does not support Windows 8.
1 month, 1 week ago
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answer 5
Hello, thank you for your message. In regards to your question, unfortunately this particular model number of turntable is not compatible with windows 8. The following Operating Systems are compatible and supported: Windows Vista Home Basic/ Windows Vista Home Premium/ Windows Vista Business/ Windows Vista Ultimate/ Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 or higher/ Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 or higher.

Note: 64 bit operating systems are not supported. Best regards, Oscar.
1 month, 1 week ago
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Does the software support mac computers

4 years, 1 month ago
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No Mac is not supported only Windows
3 years, 7 months ago
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riogranderiver
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answer 2
For several years, I have used Sound Studio (Felt Tip Software, www.felttip.com) in my Macs. It's available as a free down-load for testing, but must be purchased ($59.95) and registered for full functionality. However, the free version should be capable of handling your needs.

Sound Studio cannot export files in MP3 format. A plug in (kJams LAME.framework) must be installed for this purpose.

The price is reasonable, because the software is very versatile, with an astonishing array of filters and functions.

I recommend that, after the record has been captured by Sound Studio, you run the "Normalize" option, set at -12 DB.

Each of the songs can be identified with a marker, one at the beginning of the record, and the remainder in the quiet space between songs. Each marker can be edited with the name of its song. Finally, select "Split by marker." Sound Studio will export each song as a separate file, identified by a sequential number and the name you supplied.
3 years, 10 months ago
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answer 3
Maybe their technical support website will answer this question:

http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/support/
3 years, 11 months ago
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Cincinnati, OH
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answer 4
The supplied software, Sound Forge Audio Studio LE is Windows only, for a Mac you would need to load third party software to process the USB audio codec.
4 years ago
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Does this product have a connection for headphones?

4 years ago
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answer 1
No, but you can buy a small computer pre amp with a headphone output and use that.
3 years, 7 months ago
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riogranderiver
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San Antonio
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answer 2
No, no headphone jack. It comes with a cable that has the RCA Red/White Jacks which you plug into your receiver or stereo. If you don't have a receiver or stereo that accepts RCA jacks, but have a stereo player with an AUX jack you can buy an adapter that converts the Red/White to one plug, and then plug it into the AUX jack.
3 years, 11 months ago
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Vickster
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Cincinnati, OH
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answer 3
no
4 years ago
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CBartle
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answer 4
The PS-LX300USB does not have an integrated headphone output, however it does have a twin RCA output which is switchable between line and phono and so can be connected to an amplifier or other unit with a headphone jack.
4 years ago
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Can you use this turntable with your computer to make CDs?

Is it possible to use this turntable with my computer to save LPs to RealPlayer, for example, and then burn CDs? I do not use an MP3 player.
4 years ago
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Yes, the included Sound Forge software will allow you to record the songs to the computer and then burn them to CD as WAV file or you can also convert the songs to MP3 and play them on any MP3 player.
3 years, 7 months ago
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riogranderiver
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San Antonio
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answer 2
Yes. You connect the USB cable, included, from the back of the turntable to your computer and install the Sony Sound Forge Studio software. The program has a wizard that walks you through recording LPs. Basically you open the wizard and it waits for you to click the "record" button on the screen. You start playing your album and after the needle drops click record. You can see it creating the wav file. When your song or LP is done playing you click "stop". The wizard will then ask you to enter the Artist name, Album Title, and Song Title(s). If you did record one whole side it will recognize the separate tracks and create separate wav files for each track. After the process completes you can use the wav files or click File, Save As and change the format to whatever else format you want (there are many options). You can burn it to a CD or listen using RealPlayer or MediaPlayer.

It is very easy! I love it!
3 years, 11 months ago
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Vickster
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Cincinnati, OH
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answer 3
you can save vinyl recordings as wave and MP3 format
4 years ago
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CBartle
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answer 4
Yes, you can connect the PS-LX300USB to your computer with the supplied USB cable and the supplied software, Sound Forge Audio Studio LE, can make digital copies of your Vinyl tracks which can then be burned to a CD.
4 years ago
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What are the requierment needed by the computer to be compatible?

what windows operating system is needed
4 years ago
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Thundergod
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I am using Mac OS X to rip from the turntable. Any operating system is supported, but you may need to try a different software. For example,

PC - Soundforge, Audacity
Mac - Garage band, Audacity

You need to use the USB as the recording input. Very simple to do, and yields great results.
2 years, 6 months ago
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answer 2
Windows XP 32 bit only home/pro with Service pack 2
Windows Vista all versions 32 and 64
Windows 7 All Versions 32 and 64

windows XP 64 bit is not supported.
3 years, 7 months ago
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riogranderiver
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San Antonio
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answer 3
I installed the software on Vista Ultimate. The instructions are easy and drivers are included on the CD. The turntable comes with a standard USB cable which connects from the back of the turntable to your computer or laptop. It is Sony Sound Forge Audio Studio LE. Here is the support website for technical support:
http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/support/
3 years, 11 months ago
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Vickster
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Cincinnati, OH
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answer 4
Windows XP Service pack 2 or higher, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
4 years ago
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Do we need to purchase speakers to hear the sound.?

7 months ago
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answer 1
You need to plug it in to some kind of sound system or receiver with the RCA inputs(red & white cables)
5 months, 1 week ago
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Crismoonshine
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answer 2
you need some sort of amp or receiver and yes speakers are needed or use headphones, you need amp, this turn table has no amp
6 months ago
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hemiguy1
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answer 3
Yes, you will need a receiver and speakers as with most non-portable turntables.
6 months ago
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spagntdcooper
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answer 4
Yes, you need to purchase speakers in order to hear sound with the Sony USB Stereo Turntable.
7 months ago
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Can you record directly from turntable to computer?

Is it necessary to have the turntable connected to a stereo while you connect it to a computer to record? Or can you just use the turntable and computer?
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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No, you can connect it directly to your PC with a USB cable.
2 weeks ago
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FormerAudiophile
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answer 2
You can record direct to computer, but I like to keep mine connected to the receiver so I can listen to it at the same time.
1 month ago
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Diabrettic
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answer 3
Hello, thank you for your message. In regards to your question fortunate you can record directly to a computer through USB. I kindly share with you the operating instructions: https://docs.sony.com/release/PSLX300USB.pdf. Best regards, Oscar.
1 month, 2 weeks ago
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answer 4
Yes, you can record directly from turntable to computer.
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Does this turntable have pitch control

4 years, 1 month ago
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No. Unfortunately, the Sony PS-LX300USB |SKU: 8734569 USB stereo turntable does not feature pitch control adjustment on the main unit. Sorry. However, don’t despair. You can still purchase a turntable from Best Buy that will meet your needs. Best Buy offers the following turntables with pitch control adjustment:
1. Gci-Gemini Sound-TT-1000 Record Turntable |SKU:4496099
2. Numark-TT2200 Record Turntable |SKU:4439724
Good Luck.
2 years, 11 months ago
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Computerhobbyist
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answer 2
No
3 years, 7 months ago
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riogranderiver
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San Antonio
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answer 3
The turntable itself does not have pitch control, however Sound Forge Audio Studio 9 LE can adjust the pitch once you have transferred the music to your computer.
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