Akai ATT10U Professional USB turntable – turn your vinyl into MP3

Akai’s ATT10U Professional USB turntable not only plays your collection of vinyl, its USB port enables connection to a computer so that you can import LPs to the hard drive for archiving and/or copying out to portable players.

The included Audacity software is compatible with Mac and PC, and allows you to remove clicks, pops and other noises, as well as export the tracks into WAV or MP3 formats.

The ATT10U supports 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM playback speeds, and provides a static balanced tonearm with detachable headshell, a built-in phono preamp, and anti-skating control for minimising the ‘skating’ force that pulls the tonearm towards the centre of the record as it plays. This, says Akai, helps deliver a clear, balanced sound. A slip pad is also a feature, and allows you to produce ‘scratching’ sounds and other special effects without damaging records.

The Akai ATT10U Professional USB turntable is on sale for $300.