I got the feeling they meant they THEY didn't stock such a device but low and behold they DID stock tape to Mp3 devices....Hmm!
Hah! No comment lol. Hopefully Rob's suggestion will work for you. Now that I understand what you're wanting to do, I would have pointed you towards something like the Alesis USB Phono Preamp:
...or this similar device from Behringer:
Alesis and Behringer are respected names in the semi-pro audio field and some of their electronics tend to be (a lot) cheaper than equivalent products made by HiFi manufacturers, but do the same job.
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Assuming that the questions about digitising to MP3 were asked when the turntabale was purchased I'm amazed as to why the dealer didn't offer the option of the Pro-ject Carbon USB, which comes with an in-built usb output as well as the phonos.
Oh and for a good quality reasonably priced cable, a 3.5mm to phono cable from ThatCable would be fine and is £3.99 for a 1 metre length (incl P&P)
The_Lhc I believe used to have the Pro-ject Phono Box which is now £130, as is the NAD PP3i, the Rega Fono Mini £85 and the Behringer UFO202 £29 - all those prices are from amazon.
Aye, still do.
Ouch! I only paid 70 quid for it!
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Many of Pro-Ject's prices have rocketed, not sure if it's tax, exchange-rates, higher costs at their end, or all of the above. You only have to look at the Debut, which was their budget turntable costing about £130, then when its price started to creep-up towards £200 they introduced the Genie which occupied the Debut's old price-point, and even that's passed £200 now.
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