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USB Turntable choice - Pro-Ject Essential w/Art USB Phono Plus, Stanton T92 USB or Pro-Ject Essential USB?

Hi folks-

Just wondering your thoughts regarding a good turntable for archiving vinyl to PC.

Budget is c.£230 (obviously lower is preferable!), but happy to pay for quality.

I already have the original Pro-Ject Phono Box, but sound card is pretty standard on the PC so probably won't have the benefit if I connect from Phono Box to Line-In on the PC..

Should I sell the Pro-Ject Phono Box & change to the Art Phono Box with USB with a non-USB T/T in a combo like this...

http://www.froogle.richersounds.com/product/turntables/project/essential/proj-essential-blk

with

http://www.gear4music.com/Recording-and-Computers/ART-USB-Phono-Plus-V2/6B4

or try one with built-in phono amp/USB like this...

http://www.superfi.co.uk/p-3147-project-essential-usb-turntable.aspx?utm_campaign=froogle&utm_medium=organic&utm_source=froogle

or even something like either..

http://www.mygamesandgadgets.co.uk/prod_show.asp?prodid=42098&ref=froogle

or

http://www.pixmania.co.uk/uk/uk/6214334/art/stanton/t-92-usb-turntable.html

 

Any advice would be much appreciated...

Cheers!

Andy D

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RE: USB Turntable choice....

Hey Andy, what did you go for in the end? I'm in a similar position and was going to go for a Project debut iii USB, but wasn't convinced that it was worth the extra cash over the essential.

 

Rob.

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RE: USB Turntable choice....

Hi Rob-

In the end I plumped for this combo, which was a bit more expensive than the ones I'd originally thought but the rave reviews sold it for me.

My main goal is to digitise/archive my collection, but my thinking for buying these two was the resale value would be (hopefully) good if I decide to eventually sell them.

Pro-Ject RPM Genie Mk.III

http://www.project-audio.com/main.php?prod=rpm13&cat=turntables&lang=en

Rega Fono A2D

http://www.rega.co.uk/html/Fono%20mini.htm

 

Thanks to all for the advice, I've yet to take delivery but looking forward to breathing life into vinyl again...

 

Andy D

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RE: USB Turntable choice - Pro-Ject Essential w/Art.....

Hey Andy,

 

Looks good, I think that you've got a quality set up there. In the end, I decided on the debut mk3, mainly because of the convenience factor compared to setting up a phono stage. Got to say that I'm really happy with it - really good turntable in its own right, and the quality of the digital versions that I've made is great - certainly as good as mp3s that I've made from CDs (at least to my ears, anyway).

Cheers, and enjoy rediscovering those records!

Rob.

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