Denon spins out vinyl-to-MP3 turntable
Bring your music collection into the modern age
However you try and package it, ancient, scratch-prone vinyl just ain’t hip. So digitise those decades-old discs with Denon’s time-travelling turntable.
Denon's DP-200USB: turns vinyl into MP3
The ION-style DP-200USB “fully automatic” turntable’s most appealing feature is that it’ll convert your analogue records into MP3 files and store them directly on a Flash drive.
A USB port on the turntable’s front allows a drive to be slotted in and all that’s then required of you is to press the start and record buttons. Well, you’ll have to put the 7in or 12in, 45 or 33.33rpm record onto the spindle, of course.
The turntable comes with PC-based software that takes the recording off the Flash disc and splits the band into tracks by listening out for the relatively silent spaces between them. So albums with hidden tracks could be slightly annoying.
Denon’s DP-200USB is available now in a silver or black body, priced at £200 ($220/€293). ®
Vinyl not hip?
If vinyl isn't fashionable then why do all the latest bands insist their records are issued on 7 inch and 12 inch? Ironically vinyl sales are the only physical music media that are showing strong growth!
Most of these USB turntables have pretty poor pickups. Far better to get a proper turntable and hook it into a professional quality soundcard. Soundblasters etc are no good as their analogue inputs simply can't reproduce the full audio spectrum usually rolling off the bottom end. My own vinyl transfers were enhanced greatly when I started to use a decent soundcard.
Surely some mistake, why take something as good as vinyl and convert it to crappy (and ancient) MP3?
WAV, FLAC, WMA Pro, MP3HD please.... How can you expect people to take this product seriously?