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I’ve got a new Numark TTX turntable!!

I’ve got a lot of albums.  Well maybe not a lot of albums.  I’ve got enough albums that sometimes they get in the way.

Earlier in the year I gave my mother about 60 or so CD of artists that I hadn’t listened to in years.  I told her that she was free to take any CD that she wanted just as long as I was able to rip the CD onto my Macintosh G5.  I figured that if I ever NEEDED a CD again that I could burn one.  I think that the need for a CD is unlikely because my wife has a 20GB IPod which still has nearly 10GB of space left on it.

So one day while cleaning out the garage, I tripped over one of the boxes of albums that was sitting on the floor gathering dust and mildew.  I thought at it would also be a good idea to allow my mother the opportunity to take any of the albums that she might want as well.  Besides, I didn’t have a turntable to play them.  So, I started looking through the albums to see if I truly wanted to part with them and I saw that I had a lot of cool music that I’ve picked up over the years.  I really didn’t want to give them away without having at least a copy on hand.

I didn’t want to just copy them to tape because my car doesn’t have a tape player.  I no longer have a reel to reel player.  So, I started thinking about CDs and IPods again.  Anyway, to make a short story longer, I started researching turntables.

I wanted one that had a digital output so that I could record directly to either my Macs and a phono output in case I decided to be a professional DJ.  That’s when the Numark TTX came up in my searches.  It is a direct drive turntable with specs to be proud of.  So, it arrived last night and I was up ‘til almost midnight recording albums.

I’ve recorded everything to AIFF format with a 44k sample rate so that I could capture all of the nuances possible.  I’ve recorded four albums and I’ve used up almost 2GB of space.  After I record the albums, I’ll rip them to MP3 and split the album sides to individual songs.

I’m using two programs to record to the computer: LineIn and Audio Hijack.

Now leave me alone while I play with my vinyl.
_ Powerful direct-drive motor with adjustable torque (patent pending)
_ Choose from three distinct motor torque settings to suit your style of spinning, 2.5, 3.7 and 4.7kgfcm
_ Interchangeable Tonearm System (Straight or S-Shaped) Multi-Directional Design with Dual Start/Stop Controls
_ Interchangeable Pitch Fader and Button Cartridges
_ Removeable Aluminum Target Light
_ Solid Core Construction fights vibration and unwanted noise
_ Anti-Drag Aluminum Platter to reduce friction
_ Ultra-Precise Aluminum Tonearm with cue, height, and anti-skate adjustments
_ +/-10, 20, and 50% Selectable Pitch Ranges (optional 8% range)
_ Key Lock to maintain any key while changing tempo
_ On Board Auto BPM Counter with Recalculate Function
_ Accurate Motor Control with Instant Reverse and variable start and brake times
_ 33, 45 and 78 RPM
_ SPDIF Digital Output
_ Selectable Phono/Line Level Output (w/o ground wire)
_ Detachable Power and Audio Connections
_ Illuminated Output Bay


Posted by SPN on 10/22 at 10:03 AM in Personal

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