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Some nice features, but it makes loud noises,
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I was attracted to some of the features of this unit such as built in speakers and ability to record mp3's directly to a flash drive rather than needing to put new software on my computer. The speakers work fine, though the sounds seems a little flat without more bass. The mp3 feature however, is frustrating. As other reviewers have mentioned, it takes a little while to start recording, so if you press record just before putting the stylus down, you will miss the beginning of the song. The encoder does not automatically split tracks for you, but they tell you that you can manually do this by stopping and starting the recording in between songs. Unfortunately, with the delay in the start of recording, this function doesn't actually work without chopping off the beginning of every track. I honestly think it would be easier to just record the entire side of the record and split tracks on my computer, but I don't think the company should advertise a feature that doesn't work the way it should.
The more problematic issue I have had with this unit is that it makes a loud clicking/whirring noise as soon as the motor engages and remains until I turn the record player off. During the break between songs or quiet sections in the music, the sound can be heard and is incredibly distracting.
I'm still debating if I want to exchange this unit for another on the chance that this one is just defective, or if I just return it and try a different model.
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Initial post: Apr 11, 2013 11:38:36 AM PDT
Josh Dalton says:
I have the same issue with the noise. It's not too bad once audio goes through, but at first brush I thought it was broken!
Posted on Dec 27, 2013 12:15:50 AM PST
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