Audio-Technica AT-LP2D LP-to-Digital Recording System
- 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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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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Turntable sounds great on my A/V system but I bought it to record my old vinyl record collection.
Software is not user friendly. Read more
While the instructions are about a 5, the unit itself is great. I recieved my turntable yesterday and recorded two albums I haven't heard in almost 20+ years. Read morePublished on September 3, 2009 by Sam E. Kleiner
I have yet to use the software to convert. Work gets in the way of free time!Published on March 12, 2009 by Withans
I bought this turntable to record LPs to CD and iPod, but I also wanted it to play records. I was not sure if it would connect to the Denon system I had. Read morePublished on December 6, 2008 by S. J. Quick
This product seems to insert a high frequency sound on top of the audio recording. While not audible to my ears, it is clearly heard by my wife and makes the recordings... Read morePublished on August 15, 2008 by T. Barker
I had some old 45's that I wanted to convert digitally - works great, recommended!Published on July 16, 2008 by Bluehowler
Works easily and produces what to our ears is great sound. Had some difficulty with heavily scratched records, skipping and not moving on from the track -- but that would be... Read morePublished on May 9, 2008 by R. Van Wagner