Audiophile/Gift Filter: Please help me figure out what USB turntable I should get.
Mr. Lucinda is one of those "don't get me anything for Christmas, I don't need anything, grumble grumble grumble" types.
HOWEVER, he has expressed interest in getting a turntable that could plug into his computer via a USB port; he has an extensive LP collection that's gone unlistened to since he sold his high-end record player shortly after our son was born.
I want to surprise him with one on December 25, but I just can't buy the first one that appears on a google search; he researches the heck out of everything before he buys it. I've found the Numark TTUSB
, which looks fine and seems to have good reviews (on Amazon, anyway) and I like the idea that I could transfer cassette tapes over as well (since I have a large collection of those).
But, I don't want to screw this up.
The nitty gritty: he has a Mac laptop. One of the better, faster ones.
He works with computers for a living, so he probably wouldn't have problems working his way through any software that would come with the turntable.
I'm willing to spend $200 or so.