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Audio-Technica AT-LP2D LP-to-Digital Recording System

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  • LP-to-digital recording system for transferring vinyl to MP3, WAV, or WMA formats
  • Includes stereo turntable with built-in phono pre-amp for computer connection
  • Plays 33-1/3 and 45 rpm speeds; audiophile-quality Dual Magnet phono cartridge
  • Cakewalk Pyro software removes LP's clicks and pops and minimizes hiss
  • Turntable measures 14.17 x 3.82 x 14.06 inches (W x H x D); 1-year warranty
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Product Description

You may heave hemmed and hawed, remaining recalcitrant that digital music will never hold. It's here and, with the popularity of MP3 files is very much here to stay. So how can you convert your old vinyl recordings to CD, DVD, or MP3? It's easier than you think! Audio-Technica brings its legendary quality and audio fidelity to the digital realm with the creation of the new LP-to-Digital Recording System. In the box, you'll find everything you need to transfer your classic LPs to digital files: Audio-Technica's AT-PL50 stereo turntable, complete with built-in switchable phono preamp that allows direct connection to your computer; Cakewalk PYRO software; the AT6012 record care kit; an audiophile-quality phono cartridge; and an adapter cable. The system is perfect for creating CDs and MP3 player files that get your old tunes off the shelf and into your portable player. So clear your closet shelves and take your vinyl discs into the digital mode for greater appreciation where ever you go.

Product Information

Item Weight 10.2 pounds
Product Dimensions 21 x 7 x 16 inches
Shipping Weight 10.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
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ASIN B000FB44VA
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Item model number AT-LP2D
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3.0 out of 5 stars 110 customer reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #130,039 in Musical Instruments (See Top 100 in Musical Instruments)
#1,261 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Stereo System Components > Turntables
#2,099 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Turntables & Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com October 2, 2001

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By Richard Greene on June 9, 2006
I was kinda skeptical going into this purchase...I just couldn't imagine my old 33s and 45s could possibly convert to digital so easily...but right out of the box I plugged this thing directly into the microphone port on my HP laptop, uploaded two LPs, played with the noise reduction mask in the free software, and burned them onto a CD (which sounds as if it was remastered from the original session tapes--NO KIDDING). This kit is worth much more than it's selling for!!!!!
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On the plus side, this will do what it promises -- play your LPs and transfer them painlessly to a computer.

If that's all you're looking for, though, don't buy the LP-2D. For many buyers, the better choice is another Audio Technica: the PL-50. The item you're looking at is more accurately a package, including a disc cleaner (fluid and brush), a software package for digitizing your LPs (PC-only), and a PL-50 turntable.

For me, a Mac owner, the software was useless, and because I took care with my LPs (like you, right?), I also had the disc cleaner. So I paid roughly $20 more for a package for stuff that had no value to me, simply because it wasn't well described on Amazon. You would even save over this by buying the PL-50 and a bottle of disc cleaner (easily obtained on Amazon).

On the minus side, the turntable is made of very lightweight plastic. You MUST take care to find a spot for the turntable away from vibration (i.e., speakers) or inadvertent drops. Even the lid closing can cause a skip.

It also comes hard-wired to a pair of RCA jacks. To get the analog audio into a computer -- the turntable's raison d'etre, after all -- requires plugging those jacks into a female-male Y plug. It is included, but it's kludgy and creates a little more buzz that you'll have to clean up. Poor engineering.

Regard this as a disposable purchase. In the near future, it is going to break, or be broken.
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I've been looking for a way to 'easily' take tracks off of my old LP's and after stumbling upon the Audio Technica AT-LP2D LP-to-Digital Recording System I knew it was worth a try. For approximately $100 you get all you need to record your LP's to your computer's hard drive, then to CD's or to your MP3 player.

Setting it up was easy, but you may have to tweak your volume settings (control panel)for recording. After you play with the Pyro Cakewalk software (very comprehensive and easy to use, but remember you'll have to activate the software before you use it) you'll quickly gain confidence in recording your forgotten favorites.

The recordings are wonderfully clear and the package is a great buy for anyone who still has LP's they treasure.
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As soon as I opened the box, I suspected that I had made a mistake. I was mislead by the AT-LP2D designation into thinking that I was getting an upgrade from the Audio Technica AT-PL50, but the AT-PL50 is what you get when you order this "system." What you are paying an extra $50 for is the included disc washer and LP-CD software. Now, most turntables are made of plastic, but this turntable, the cheapest you can purchase, is a PIECE OF PLASTIC, more appropriately placed in a teenager's bedroom than next to an audiophile's stereo system. Even the belt is only a big, thin rubber band, destined to stretch and slip. If you care about sound and quality, you'll hate this right out of the box. Well, here it was, so I hooked it up to my high-end stereo receiver but not before I purchased cables and a connector, because the connecting cables attached to the PL50 are only a foot long! My heart sank upon hearing. The high frequencies are non existent. Imagine listening to your records with a thick towel placed over the speakers, and you'll have an idea of what to expect from this turntable. Now, you are probably looking at this turntable because you want to move records to CD's. There are other turntables that do this. All you need is software (purchased anywhere) and a turntable with a switchable pre-amp (because the signal from the turntable needs to be amplified on its way to your computer). In fact, unless you have a phono jack on your receiver, you will need a pre-amp on any turntable you buy. As for me, I'm selling this turntable on e-Bay and buying the Audio Technica PL-120 with the upgrade AT-440ML stylus (for which I am paying $300 shipped).Read more ›
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The Audio Technica AT-LP2D LP-to-Digital Recording System is amazing. I was able to set it up in less than an hour and it took about another hour to be able to learn how to record, remove the LP clicks and noises from the saved copy, and save songs onto my hard drive. While recording from LP to my hard drive, LP music played through my PC speakers. Obviously, one has to play the LP through to the end to record it (unless you wish to record isolated tracks), so the process to record the LP songs onto the hard drive can be time-consuming. The turntable is the AT-PL50 and needs to be treated gently. The turntable has two speeds - 33.3 rpm and 45 rpm. It comes with an LP cleaning kit and cables to connect the turntable to the PC's soundcard. I found the instructions to be adequate. Cakewalk Pyro 5 software is included to assist in the recording process. It is a user friendly program. The files can be saved as *.wav, *.mp3, and *.wma. The recording quality is superb. If you have LPs that you wish to listen to on your hard drive, on a CD-ROM or on a portable audio device, then this does the job very well.
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