Audio-Technica has released the US$149.95 AT-LP60-USB LP-to-Digital Turntable System (http://macte.ch/5aWge) for music lovers who want to hear their old records again, and for younger people who have discovered the fun and warm sound of vinyl listening.
It’s an USB turntable and software package that’s compatible with Macs and PCs. It includes a turntable and phono cartridge, an USB cable that connects the turntable directly to a computer, a built-in phono preamp that enables it to be used with virtually any music system, and other accessories.
The AT-LP60-USB features completely automatic operation, and a 33-1/3 and 45 RPM speed selector. The USB cable enables plug-and-play connectivity. The included Mac and PC-compatible Audacity software converts the audio on a record to MP3, WAV or other format digital audio files, which can then be played back on portable audio players, computers, home media centers and car audio systems.