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Sony - USB Stereo Turntable - Black-Angle_Standard

Sony - USB Stereo Turntable - Black

Model: PSLX300USBSKU: 8734569

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 1616 reviews

92%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Product. Highly Recommend

    Posted
    MusicAdvant
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought this turntable 3 years ago. It is still working like the day I bought it. Easy setup, use, and the software that came with it was also easy to set up and use. Works great with recording my records to the computer using the USB port. It also works great with my Onkyo 7.1 surround sound receiver. I plug in the RCA plugs to the TV/CD jacks and on the back of the turntable is a switch to activate the built in preamp, so I don't need any extra devices to hear my music through my receiver. Sounds fantastic. Best Turntable for the price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed

    Posted
    antennaTester
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    This turntable has stereo jacks for conventional analog output. A switch allows for either connecting to phono jacks (conventional method) or to aux jacks by using a pre-amp internal to turntable. This all worked fine. However I purchased the unit for the usb interface. I found that I could only get the usb to work when using the supplied software. But even then I found the volume to very low compared to other audio clips played back on my computer. Got no useful support from Sony and found other people had reported same problem. Debated returning but decided to keep since I got a good sale price from Best buy.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Kinda of disappointing.

    Posted
    Kathy
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Unable to hear the sound while it is recording. Really makes it hard to know when the record needs to be flipped over. The tracking is WAY off! There might be 10 tracks on the album and it records 16! The directions are terrible!!! All I want to do is delete the lines where there isn't supposed to be a separation of a new track, but it won't let me. I tried to return the item on January 17th, but I was 2 days past the last return day for Christmas returns because I was ill, so now I am stuck with this. I will admit this sound is good though. Just WAY too much work for record my old albums. I may be retired...but nobody has that much time to waste.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi Kathy, Thank you very much for taking the time in writing us your honest review regarding the device. Suggestions are very much welcome for further improvements of our products and we are more than happy to take a look on this matter. ~Ralph sony_US

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A good turntable to play my old albums.

    Posted
    TB7638
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The turntable sounds good with my system despite the scatches on my records from the seventies. It has auto on and off and can be set to play individual songs when I set it where I want it. This keeps me from scratching the records. The RCA connection wires are only 3 feet long and hardwired to the turntable. I had to purchase a pair of RCA adaptors to extend the length of the wire to reach my receiver 6 feet away. Since the Sony turntable was on sale for $79.00 it didn't bother me. I'm happy with my new record player.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Turntable for your component stereo system.

    Posted
    Allen2of6
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    This turntable (record player), is a great component addition for any home stereo system! Dig out that old vinyl collection! Whether you want to hear an LP (33⅓) or a 45, this will play it. Plus, you don't have to have those little yellow inserts to play your 45's either. Since this turntable comes with a little tower to make the spindle larger. Oh, you can still use the inserts if you choose, but you no longer have to.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice entry level turntable

    Posted
    Lvs2Cycle
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    As with many "old timers", I wanted to be able to listen to my vinyls once again. From a large selection (>1500 LPs), over the years I am down to only a handful. But these still brought back memories once I was able to play them again. The turntable is fairly basic, with a very simple setup. Nothing fancy here (thus the 4 stars). But if you are looking to play those old vinyls and have a blast with the kids, going back to the old classics (from Hendrix, to Pink Floyd, The Who, and the disco 70"s) this turntable will definitely help in that trip. I got this as a Xmas and 1/2 off. More than happy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great value, working well so far.

    Posted
    acarlson210

    I bought this turntable in-store and I'm very pleased with it so far. Compact, sturdy design. Very easy to operate. Some minor assembly is required (out of the box, you'll need to loop the drive belt around the pulley, set the platter in place, etc) but it's fairly straightforward and instructions are provided. I hooked this up to an older Kenwood receiver and speakers and the sound is great, especially considering the price point. My only (minor) complaint is that the RCA cable is pretty short, I was just barely able to connect everything through my shelving unit... but I'm sure extension are available, so don't let that be a deterrent.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hello acarlson210! Thank you for your feedback, we will forward this information to the proper department for further review.~ Jeannette Sonystyle

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    worked for me

    Posted
    CBartle

    I used this product to convert my record collection into MP3 for my MP3 player. I wanted a product that would allow me to keep all of the "record noise" and this did the trick. I had to adjust the line-in volume (microphone.. even though I connected only via USB) in order to get a real nice quality. The microphone volume on mine was set to like 10% so that the record sounds as sweet as possible. On a side note: track recognition of the software was terrible and detected every record as one track.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Equipment is perfect

    Posted
    ckayakne

    It's the software that needs to be more user friendly. Took a while to get familiar with the software and how to merge tracks if it separated them. It can be done but does take an understanding of it before using it. Does have to be babysat for correct track recording. It can be recorded as 1 long track and manully separated or recorded 1 track at a time. Make sure you have your computer set correctly for recording inputs and playback. Could have been clearer in documentation.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Biggest disappointment of Christmas

    Posted
    Sharon
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I can’t review a functional model of this turntable, because the one I received was not. It was listed as an open box item in excellent condition, but couldn’t even be set up to sit flat. Although there was a great sale on turntables when I purchased this, being an open box item put it within my Christmas budget. Store credit was issued to the recipient of this gift, but of course the sale was over, and the turntables cost double the store credit. Please check your open box items more carefully. I had a lot of confidence in your “excellent” rating.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great sounding entry level tuntable

    Posted
    BigG
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    The set up was pretty straight forward. This is a belt dive unit and while I have always had direct drive turntables, that have been heavier and felt more substantial, this unit sounds great and the stylus arm was adjusted perfectly. Typically I had to install the needle ( stylus) cartridge and balance the counter weights to get the turntable arm to play & sound right. This unit was setup and adjusted in about 5 minutes and ready to play. I was surprised at the great sound aided by he built in preamp. I haven't used the USB connection or software that was included so far.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    LPs don't become MP3s or other.

    Posted
    RTPRhino
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    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I bought this turntable expecting there to be a phono pre amp built in but there isn't. This means that if you record via USB the levels are extremely low. The software included with it won't normalize levels to make the MP3s to a level they can be listened to. I had to use a 3rd party software to achieve that. You may also have to invest in a hardware solution for this problem. But don't expect to connect this turntable to your computer and allow you to make good recordings of your existing LPs.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    On Sale

    Posted
    RJWildes
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this baby on a Black Friday special for $69.99. Great deal. I was looking at a quality turntable that would be easy for my wife and I to use, and have quality features. I read a review on here where a user measured the needle weight at 4.5 grams, which is ideal. That, and the ability to connect to my soundbar (with a set of male/male RCA adapters) and the auto start/stop feature made this a no brainer. Also, you can upgrade the needle when you wear out the original! I would recommend this unit at the original price. Sony's reputation for quality is not by accident.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Open Box find

    Posted
    drgary
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I purchased this turntable as an open-box item for $59. It was already assembled and ready to go. I was not looking for another turntable at the time, just picking out some new vinyl albums for Christmas. I got it anyway, for a another present. It tested out perfectly. Good sound. The needle pops were audible on my speakers, which is what I like to hear. Granted. this is not a studio-quality turntable with pitch adjustment or direct drive, but it will serve my needs quite nicely. I can buy lot of needles for this and still come out way ahead in the long term.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    DISAPPOINTED

    Posted
    1HUSKER

    I TRIED RECORDING 6 DIFFERENT OLD LP RECORDS WITH 12 SONGS ON EACH ONE. THE UNIT RECORDED NO MORE THAN 4 TRACKS FOR 12 SONGS. WITHOUT TRACKS, IT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO SKIP THRU A SONG WHEN USING THE CD IN A CAR. MOST RECORDS HAVE A 2-4 SECOND DELAY BETWEEN SONGS, BUT THE UNIT SEEMS TO NEED AT LEAST 5 SECONDS TO RECOGNIZE A TRACK. YOU CAN GET THE TRACKS ONLY BY RAISING THE NEEDLE OFF THE RECORD, HOLD IT FOR 5 SECONDS, THEN HOPE IT GETS DOWN IN THE GROOVE INSTEAD OF ON ONE OF THE SONGS. THIS IS UNEXCEPTABLE TO ME.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great Christmas Purchase

    Posted
    ToastedCheese
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this for my wife since since we still have racks full of old vinyl left over from when we were kids and we have no way to listen to them. I bought it for me because I can record said vinyl into digital devices. It's very easy to assemble and use, connecting to my receiver was easy too. Audio is clean, we now spend a lot of time listening to our old albums wondering how we got conned into going digital in the first place.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic

    Posted
    jwick13
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I've been wanting to get into Vinyl for awhile and was looking for an inexpensive option that would allow me to enter the vinyl community. Without question, this has been a great purchase. I don't have a huge sound system connected to it as I only have it connected to my Vizio soundbar, but the sound still rocks and I definitely can hear the difference between CD and Vinyl. This player is a great option for those who want to get into the Vinyl game without breaking the bank.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    RCA Audio Cable too Short

    Posted
    RadBean
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I haven't been able to use the turntable yet because the RCA audio cables that come with the unit are too short (24 inches) and do not detach. Unless your turntable is placed on top of your receiver, you can't plug the unit into the receiver. If your receiver has ventilation slots on the top, then you have to place your turntable elsewhere. Because of the limitation, you have to buy an RCA female-to-male extension cable.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Meets basic needs

    Posted
    MsTa1
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    Sony products are always at the top of my list when considering electronic purchases. I was looking for a basic turntable to only play albums to replace one damaged in a fire. Even though I knew this unit allows for conversion to a digital format, I thought it would be good if I ever decided to use this feature in the future. Evidently, I did not pay close enough attention to the description. In this day and age, the software should be Mac compatible as well as PC. It does meet the need for which I made the purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    My first turntable

    Posted
    bertlebum
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    Originally, I bought a Crosley 5-in-1 record player. But after reading some more online, I decided to return it before opening it. Then I got this Sony record player. The sound is great, the play speed is calculated correctly, and I'm happy with it. It'd be cool if there was a bundle deal that came with speakers, but that's kind of besides the point. Also, I can record my vinyl into digital format with the USB function and the software that was coupled with the package. I haven't done anything with that yet, but it's a nice perk.

    I would recommend this to a friend