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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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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.
3 years, 9 months ago
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Judy
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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, 4 months ago
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riogranderiver
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San Antonio
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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, 8 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
3 years, 9 months ago
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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.
3 years, 9 months ago
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can you hook it to a stereo system also

can you hook it to a stereo system also
3 years, 10 months ago
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It has one cable with standard RCA Red/White jacks which you can connect to your receiver or stereo. If your stereo doesn't accept the Red/White jacks but has an AUX port (auxiliary) you can buy a short adapter cable that converts the two jack ends Red/White to one and then plug that into the AUX port.
3 years, 8 months ago
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Vickster
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Cincinnati, OH
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answer 2
yes
3 years, 9 months ago
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CBartle
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answer 3
Yes - it has the usual two left-right RCA connectors to hook up to an amplifier as well as the USB connector for a PC.

The turntable also has a line/phono switch - if your amplifier has a dedicated phono input then switch it to "phono" but if it doesn't then simply switch it to "line" and it can then be plugged into any regular auxiliary input.
3 years, 9 months ago
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does the arm auto-reject at the end of an LP?

3 years, 4 months ago
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You can click start and the arm will move to the correct record, but yo have to set it to LP record or 45 record so that the arm can move to the correct place. After the record finishes playing the arm will turn back to it's resting place.
3 years, 4 months ago
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riogranderiver
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San Antonio
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answer 2
Absolutely. The Sony PS-LX300USB turntable operating instructions indicate on page 8 that, “When playback is finished, the tone arm returns to the arm stand automatically, then the platter stops rotating.” Good Luck.
3 years, 4 months ago
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Computerhobbyist
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answer 3
Yes - it's fully automatic so it will both place the stylus at the beginning of the record and also lift off at the end.
3 years, 4 months ago
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What are the requierment needed by the computer to be compatible?

what windows operating system is needed
3 years, 9 months 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, 3 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, 4 months ago
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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, 8 months ago
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Cincinnati, OH
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answer 4
Windows XP Service pack 2 or higher, Windows Vista and Windows 7.
3 years, 9 months ago
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Does this turntable work with windows 7? I have heard it does not

3 years, 7 months ago
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Yes, it works with Windows 7, I have windows 7 and it works great.
3 years, 4 months ago
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riogranderiver
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San Antonio
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Yes, the PS-LX300USB will be recognized and operational with Windows 7 on both 32 and 64 bit versions.
3 years, 7 months ago
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does it take the static noise out of lp

3 years, 10 months ago
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It does a beautiful job playing LP's but if your album has scratches and smudges you will hear it. It really helps if you clean your LP's with an electronic alcohol wipe, just once at least, to remove dust, hairs and smudges. You can use the Sony Sound Forge Studio software to remove the noise. It has editing and effects tools just for that purpose, as well as other things such as reverb, etc.
3 years, 8 months ago
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Vickster
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answer 2
it can, but you can chose not to
3 years, 9 months ago
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CBartle
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answer 3
Yes, you can use the supplied Sound Forge Audio Studio LE software to remove clicks, pops, and other noise from your audio.
3 years, 9 months ago
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Amplifier

When reading the specs on this turntable it said: Built In Phono Preamp. I hope this means that it has an internal amp in it. In order for my new reciever to use this turntable it must have it's own amp. Am I right in assuming that (Built In Phono Preamp) means that this turntable has it's own amp?
Thanks, Judy
3 years, 7 months ago
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Yes, this turntable has it's own built in Pre-amp so if your receiver does not have a turntable or phone input, then you can switch it to use the built in pre-amp. If you have a phono input, you can turn the switch to phono and use the built in pre-amp in your receiver.
3 years, 4 months ago
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riogranderiver
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answer 2
Hello Judy. Welcome to the Best Buy community. Thank you for your question. Absolutely. You are correct that the Sony PS-LX300USB turntable does feature a built-in phono preamp and user adjustable equalizer switch that enables this unit to be compatible with any amplifier that does not feature a dedicated phono input. Rest assured, that you can connect the Sony turntable to your new receiver that is without a phono input. The built-in phono preamp brings the audio output of the turntable up to that of an ordinary line level input device such as a CD player, or cassette deck, etc. However, the operating instructions indicate on page 16 that the sound may become low or distorted if the turntable is not connected to an amplifier’s phono input. It is my opinion, that for best audio performance of the Sony turntable, this unit should be connected to an amplifier that features a dedicated phono input. Good Luck.
3 years, 4 months ago
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answer 3
A built in phono preamp means that you can select the output of the turntable to produce a regular line output as well as a standard phono (much lower) output. This means that your receiver does not need a dedicated phono input for this turntable to work - it can be connected to any tape, CD or auxiliary input and will work fine.
3 years, 7 months ago
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Is there a way to record tapes through this system to your computer?

3 years, 7 months ago
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No the turntable does not have any input jacks.
3 years, 4 months ago
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riogranderiver
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answer 2
No. However, don't despair. Best Buy sells online an Ion Audio U Record USB Music Archive System, Model:URECORD| SKU:9909622 that allows you to "record tapes to your computer" in the MP3 format. Good luck.
3 years, 7 months ago
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Computerhobbyist
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answer 3
The turntable does not have an input for an auxiliary device, such as a cassette deck.
3 years, 7 months ago
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Does the software support mac computers

3 years, 10 months ago
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No Mac is not supported only Windows
3 years, 4 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, 7 months ago
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answer 3
Maybe their technical support website will answer this question:

http://www.sonycreativesoftware.com/support/
3 years, 8 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.
3 years, 9 months ago
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Can you hook it up to a tv to hear the audio?

I have a LCD tv and have my computer set up to it. I want to set up the turntable to play with my tv and have all my media in one spot. can it be done?
3 years, 6 months ago
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No. You can’t connect the Sony PS-LX300USB turntable to your TV. Please note, that the Sony turntable’s operating instructions indicate on page 7 that this unit’s RCA output jack must be connected to an RCA input of “your stereo system amplifier.” Good Luck.
3 years, 5 months ago
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Computerhobbyist
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answer 2
Yes, if your TV has a spare RCA L/R audio input then you should be able to connect the PS-LX300USB turntable directly to it as it doesn't need a dedicated phono input - it has a switchable line/phono output.
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