Don’t be confused—this Audio-Technica turntable looks like a DJ model, but it’s really designed to be used at home. With its built-in USB port, you can transfer songs (using, for example, Audacity software) to computer to make iPod-ready MP3 or higher-res WAV files for home music servers. The AT-LP240-USB is fully manual, with a beltless direct-drive motor, and it can play 33-1/3, 45 and 79 rpm records. Other features include a cast-aluminum platter and felt slip mat, an S-shaped tone arm, and 45 adapter. Thanks to its built-in phono preamp, it can be connected to receivers or preamps that lack a dedicated phono preamp. If you’re looking for something a bit cheaper, consider the AT-LP120-USB, which has many similar features, plus a cartridge for about $220.
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