I’m pretty psyched to finally be scoring a usb turntable. Ive always been a fan of Music Hall turntables so when I found out that they had an affordable usb turntable I started scheming a way to try and score one. I saved up a bit of cash and finally got it for the low price of $261. They call this player “low end” but it seems pretty solid to me. That said, the cartridge is one of those Audio Technica so it will have to go right away. Out of the box it really sounds like dirt. I think I’ll get a Grado cartridge as they have always been good for me. This thing looks like a Techniques SL1200 but has a belt drive and I’m sure is friggin accurate as hell even though it has a pitch adjust.
The one thing I’m a little worried about is the software that came with it. I hate it, sounds pretty crappy in the playback, and there is no adjust or EQ. I have nice Bose speakers on my computer and there is no reason this shouldn’t sound better than it does. If anyone knows a good software it would be greatly appreciated.
The first records I put on it was a the first 7″ from an amazing bad called Donora from State College, PA. The were around in the early 90’s and I saw them a few times in Morgantown, WV with Lincoln and by themselves on some random weekday. Incredible band! They were strange and amazing in that they were mathrock but they were also droning almost metal rock. Their drummer went on to Glendale, Kerosene 545 and Channels.