We Go the Beat with Audio-Technica

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We Go the Beat with Audio-Technica


We certainly can't deny that using an iPod (or any MP3 player) has changed the way we listen to music: downloading an album for a few dollars rather than running out to purchase the CD, even buying a song we already own but are unable to--or too lazy to--locate. It's hard to beat the convenience of having our favorite tunes on the computer--we spend so many hours there, anyway.

Paying for a single twice is one thing, but we have a huge collection of vinyl we'd love to listen to again as well as transfer to digital. Perfect for creating CDs and MP3 files, the AT-LP60-USB ($149.95) is a USB Turntable/LP-to-Digital Recording System from Audio-Technica, Stow, Ohio. The unit connects directly to your computer for plug and play output. The fully automatic turntable operates at two speeds: 33 1/3, and 45 rpm. With a professional aluminum platter, it includes adapter cables to hook-up to your stereo or powered speakers.

With the included Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software, you can digitize your music to burn CDs or create MP3 files. The system requirements are Windows 98 or above for the PC or Mac OSX 10.1 or later; a USB port; and a CD-R or CD-RW for burning CDs. Isn't it time you rediscovered your classic LPs?

The AT-LP120 Direct Drive Turntable ($299.95) is a professional stereo turntable that features a high-torque direct-drive motor for quick start-ups and a USB output that connects directly to your computer. Be prepared to dig out all of your oldies, as this unit will play 33 1/3s, 45s, and 78s. Other features include a forward and reverse play capability; cast aluminum platter with slip mat and a start/stop button; selectable high-accuracy quartz-controlled pitch lock and pitch change slider control; and a removable hinged dust cover. A selectable internal stereo phono pre-amplifier allows the turntable to plug directly to components with no dedicated turntable in put. A USB cable and adapter cables are included along with Mac- and PC-compatible Audacity software to digitize your LPs. The turntable requires a PC (Windows 98 or above) or Mac (OSX 10.1 or later) with an available USB port (USB1.1 or higher), and a CD-R or CD-RW.

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