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Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable

B&H # SOPSLX300USB Mfr # PS-LX300USB
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Product Highlights
  • Belt Drive System
  • 33 1/3 and 45 RPM Record Playback
  • Built-In Phono Preamp
  • RCA Output Jacks
  • Fully Automatic

The Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable is a belt-drive turntable with a USB output for direct connection to PCs, iPod, and other compatible USB audio devices. The USB output allows for easy vinyl archiving directly to software (supplied). The efficient belt-drive system provides accurate play and control. It features 33 1/3 and 45 RPM record playback, built-in phono preamp, dust cover, RCA outputs, EQ switch, and fully automatic operation.

Convenient USB Port
Using the USB connection, you can import all that music into your computer and create MP3 files to store on a PC or bring along with you on your favorite portable player.
Audio Studio Software
The supplied Audio Studio software makes it easy for you to archive your music from vinyl, optimize the sound, and store it on your PC.
Built In Phono Preamp
Connecting this turntable to a component that does not have a phono input is not a problem; it features a built-in phono preamp.
Motor Belt-Drive
Speeds 33 1/3 and 45 RPM
Output Connectors L/R RCA Phono
USB Output
Brake Not Specified by Manufacturer
Pitch Control Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Wow and Flutter 0.25% (WRMS)
Signal-to-Noise Ratio 50dB
Compatibility Computers:
IBM PC/AT or Compatible Computers
Operating Systems:
Windows Vista: Home Basic, Home Premium, Business, Ultimate
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 2 or Higher
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 or Higher
Power Requirements 110VAC, 60Hz
Dimensions (WxHxD) 15.7 x 3.9 x 13.5" (420 x 100 x 342mm)
Weight 6 lbs (2.7kg)
Color Black
Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable
  • Software CD-ROM Disc (Sound Forge Audio Studio LE)
  • USB Cable
  • Dust Cover
  • 1-Year Parts and Labor Warranty
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    SonyPS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable
     
    4.4

    (based on 27 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (11)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    96%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (22)
    • Excellent sound (20)
    • Consistent (12)
    • Professional features (10)
    • Versatile (9)

    Cons

    • Limited features (3)

    Best Uses

    • Amateur recording (12)
    • Home studio (11)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Experienced (16), Novice (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Plays Nice with Mac

    I purchased this turntable to digitize vinyl LPs to a computer using the USB connection. (I will not be connecting it to a receiver for standalone use, so I cannot rate it on...Read complete review

    I purchased this turntable to digitize vinyl LPs to a computer using the USB connection. (I will not be connecting it to a receiver for standalone use, so I cannot rate it on that basis.)

    For about the same price as other manufacturers' offerings, I chose this model for a few reasons: this turntable features an automatic tonearm, a decent stylus, a rubber slip mat (not felt), and a hinged cover. I withheld one star from my review because there are improvements I would like to see that would not add manufacturing expense, such as a curved tonearm rather than straight, and RCA jacks rather than a hard-wired cable.

    I cannot comment on the software included with the turntable, as it is PC-only. Sony does not make clear whether this model works with Mac, but it does. I plugged it in to the Mac and it was instantly recognized in the System Preferences | Sound panel as an audio input source. For the record, I used Bias Peak software to digitize the LPs and SoundSoap Pro to filter out the hiss, crackles and pops; however, any audio editing software, free or retail, that utilizes the Mac's core audio should play nice with this turntable.

    Even though I have used a lot of Sony gear over the years and expected good results, the quality of the digitized audio files was still surprisingly good. My clients are very pleased with the results, and that is really the measure I care most about.

    I would absolutely recommend this turntable. While perhaps not intended to be used by a professional or an audiophile, it definitely hits its intended target as a solid consumer-market entry.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Hums when connected to receiver

    I getting a high shrill hum when connected to my HK 3485 Harman/Kardon receiver. That is a big negative, because it is in the recordings, too. The overall hookup to USB works...Read complete review

    I getting a high shrill hum when connected to my HK 3485 Harman/Kardon receiver. That is a big negative, because it is in the recordings, too. The overall hookup to USB works fine when I disconnect from the receiver, but that leaves me with lower quality speakers on the PC. Many turntables have a ground wire, not this one, if that is the problem

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    5.0

    Great value!

    By Nole

    from Woodbridge,NJ

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Professional Features

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable:

        Exactly the product I was looking for at a very reasonable price.

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        5.0

        Great quality, easy to use

        By Stacy M

        from Brooklyn, NY

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Studio

          Comments about Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable:

          The turntable at first seems a bit flimsy, with a light plastic feel, but it works great. I haven't tried the software yet. My main interest was to be able to play my old LPs, which this turntable does beautifully.

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          5.0

          Sony tuntable is awesome family fun!

          By Crandy

          from Valley View, Texas

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable:

              Use the turntable almost everyday. Super easy to use and download music via usb onto computer. Whole family loves using it! Can't find a thing wrong with it.

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              5.0

              Excellent product for digitizing LP's

              By Gerrit

              from Houston, TX

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              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Excellent Sound
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording

                Comments about Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable:

                The Sony PS-LX300USB is an outstanding product for making digital recordings of your vinyl LP's. I'm giving it 5 stars because it does everything it is advertised to do. I would like to say that the one negative is the instructions. It takes a bit of staring at the directions and the product before the logic of the directions becomes clear. One thing on mine is that the directions tell you to install the belt (implying that it is in the bag with other parts) but in fact mine was already around the platter. No bid deal if you look eveything over really good before attempting to put it together. Also, it is implied that you can monitor the sound while recording using just the USB input. I was not able to figure out how to do this but I hooked up the supplied RCA cables to a home stereo system and was able to record through the USB cables while listening to the album through the stereo system. It is working very well for me. I may look into a different software than the Sound Forge software that is provided but I have to say that Sound Forge does a good job if you don't have any special requirements. My biggest issue is it doesn't divide tracks perfectly.

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                4.0

                good basic unit

                By jwill

                from chiiago, il

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Amateur Recording

                  Comments about Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable:

                  Used to transfer LP's to CD's

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                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Great Product

                  By Jaxonb1

                  from Virginia

                  About Me Novice

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Consistent
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Excellent Sound
                  • Professional Features
                  • Versatile

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable:

                    My old turntable was not compatible with my current amp and this product meets my needs to a tee at a reasonable cost.

                    Thank you.

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                    4.0

                    One Great Turntable for the price

                    By Amatuer Enthusiast

                    from Seattle, Washington

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                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Excellent Sound
                    • Versatile

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Amateur Recording

                      Comments about Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable:

                      Easy to connect, easy to use, and great sound. I couldn't give it 5 stars as the software takes time to learn and I'm not there yet. Hopefully I will get proficient with it soon. I would recommend this product. It's not the higher end turntable you had in the early 70's, but for what you need it for today, it does the job well.

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                      5.0

                      Quality product

                      By Adam the JzsFrk

                      from Plano, TX

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                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Excellent Sound

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Amateur Recording
                        • Home Studio

                        Comments about Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable:

                        Based on research, I'm using Audacity with my new turntable to convert 70's LP's to MP3. No problems with either hw or sw, but I did have to reset some Windows parameters to get WMP to work again. Never tried the supplied software. Sony turntable runs great, has just the features needed to make LP conversion to MP3 easy, and the sound quality is fine both via USB and the two-level audio connection (phones or line). Saved a few $ going B&H as well, it took maybe three days to arrive in Texas via free shipping option.

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                        5.0

                        Awesome

                        By Bendy

                        from Campbell, CA

                        About Me Novice

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Consistent
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Excellent Sound

                        Cons

                        • Have to put together

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable:

                          Very easy set up. I was worried about the sound but the records sound great! Very happy with the product

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                          5.0

                          Just what you need to convert to digital

                          By dinesh

                          from Dallas, TX

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                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Consistent
                          • Easy To Use
                          • Excellent Sound

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home Studio
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable:

                            This is one of the best plug and play turntables. The supplied software (Soundforge) is pretty good to record, clean hiss, and adjust recording volume. Sometimes it will miss the gap between two songs but then most recording softwares have this issue.

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                            5.0

                            Too simple to set up

                            By Moggeman

                            from Springfield, Tenn

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Excellent Sound
                            • Professional Features
                            • Versatile

                            Cons

                            • None

                            Best Uses

                            • Amateur Recording
                            • Home Studio
                            • Professional Recording

                            Comments about Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable:

                            While I have yet not used the product to transfer vinyl to computer, I believe that it will be simple. I installed the software and it provides easy intructions on how to go about transfering files. I have used the turntable and it sounds great and is easy to operate. Love it!

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                            4.0

                            Good Enough!

                            By davidmbeasley

                            from Brooklyn NY

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                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Consistent
                            • Easy To Use

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Home Audio

                              Comments about Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable:

                              The turntable is exactly as billed - it plays records and was designed after the invent of computers.

                              It is easy to use
                              was reasonably priced
                              is nice enough looking
                              and turns vinyl tunes into digital tunes

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                              4.0

                              Love the product

                              By none

                              from san diego

                              About Me Novice

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Excellent Sound

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable:

                                  We love the product. It works great.

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                                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Slow Setup

                                  By Jak

                                  from San Jose, CA

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                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Line Phono Sel Switch

                                  Cons

                                  • Short Output Cables

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable:

                                    I got this record player for my Mom as it is fully automatic and she wont have to remember to pick up the needle at the end. She has little use for any advanced features. This product fulfills its purpose nicely. One large inconvenience is the output RCA cables are extremely short and hard wired. You will inevitably need to buy an RCA extension cable if the receiver is not directly next to or below the record player.

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                                    5.0

                                    I would buy this product again and again

                                    By Petoskey

                                    from St Louis, MO

                                    About Me Novice

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Consistent
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Excellent Sound
                                    • Professional Features
                                    • Versatile

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Amateur Recording
                                      • Home Studio

                                      Comments about Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable:

                                      Easy to use. I had over 100 albums from the 1960 and 1970's, I was amazed at how it took scratches out of the these albums!

                                      The only problem with this product is that the track finder at times cuts off the first couple of notes on the next track, but it is easy to cut and paste to the proper track with the software.

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                                      3.0

                                      Having little trouble!

                                      By Chatty

                                      from Klamath Falls, OR

                                      About Me Novice

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                                        Cons

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                                            Comments about Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable:

                                            I bought this item to transfer all my vinyl records to computer to IPOD.
                                            Works great, but my problem is the audio has to be changed everytime i stop working on the transfers, to the computer, so I can hear out of my speakers when operating my computer and not the turntable...kinda a pain, took some time to figure it all out.

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                                            5.0

                                            Very Happy

                                            By cindy

                                            from franklin, Mi

                                            About Me Novice

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Consistent
                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Excellent Sound
                                            • Professional Features
                                            • Versatile

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Amateur Recording
                                              • Home Studio

                                              Comments about Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable:

                                              Great turntable, Just what I wanted for my son who just started collecting vinyl albums. Great price too!

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                                              4.0

                                              Good product and good price

                                              By Tom

                                              from Paradise, California

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                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Consistent
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Excellent Sound

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Amateur Recording

                                                Comments about Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable:

                                                Very easy to install and operate. I have only used it to digitize my old 33 records, which is a snap to do. Like others, I had trouble with set up so I could listen to a record while digitizing to my computer. It finally worked, but I'm not really sure what I did. The sound through the computer speakers seems noisy, but the recorded wav(and mp3) files are very clean. I would definitely recommend this product.

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                                                4.0

                                                I realy like this turntable

                                                By thunderbird

                                                from kissimmee, fl.

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                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Use
                                                • Excellent Sound
                                                • Professional Features

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Amateur Recording
                                                  • Home Studio

                                                  Comments about Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable:

                                                  i ve ben playing my old discs that i havent in a long time. it was so easy to hookup.
                                                  i dont think any changes would make it sound any better.

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                                                  5.0

                                                  I am now enjoying my records again!

                                                  By Phil the Physicist

                                                  from Mission Viejo

                                                  About Me Novice

                                                  Verified Buyer

                                                  Pros

                                                  • Consistent
                                                  • Easy To Use
                                                  • Excellent Sound
                                                  • Professional Features

                                                  Cons

                                                  • Limited Features

                                                  Best Uses

                                                    Comments about Sony PS-LX300USB USB Stereo Turntable:

                                                    It doesn't have all of the bells and whistles (a way to lock the arm in place) my previous turntable had, but I don't need them. I'm just happy to have one that turns out beautiful music again. Thank you, Sony!

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