Providing a clever approach for converting vinyl records to digital files, Sony today unveiled a turntable system with USB output.
The new PS-LX300USB turntable provides automatic operation of vinyl playback at 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds. It offers a belt drive system for reduced motor noise and rotational stability, in addition to a static balance tone arm with a bonded diamond stylus for precise tracking and low record wear. A supplied moving-magnet phonograph cartridge and built-in phonograph pre-amp allows for compatibility with A/V receivers without a phonograph input.
The turntable is packaged with Sound Forge Audio Studio software for simple audio editing and production on a home computer, allowing for MP3 playback on portable music players.
The new turntable will be available next month for about $150.