Sony PS-LX300USB Turntable : PS-LX300USB Turntable

Absolutely great – obviously a newer version of the one i go 30 years ago.

Sony ps-lx300usb – turntable – better than the curate’s egg. I bought this turntable after reading the reviews and have been happy with the purchase, having now digitised around 50 vinyl albums. I have some criticisms but these are outweighed by the good points about the turntable. Sony seem to have over-compensated for the light arm that affected earlier versions of the product and it’s now way too heavy – but blu-tack and coin used as a counterweight have provided a simple, if ugly, solution. 2 the software that comes with it is not easy to master but my work-round has been to use audacity to re-split tracks, copy/paste sections of tracks and other adjustments. The usb connection is not good when routed through a hub, so plug it directly into the port of your pc. The build quality is flimsier than i expected but this isn’t a problem – at least it’s light.

Sony PS-LX300USB Turntable with Diamond Stylus and USB Connection

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  • USB output for quick, easy vinyl-to-MP3 conversion
  • High quality belt drive system for smoother playback
  • Two operating speeds: 33 1/3 and 45 rpm
  • Diamond stylus for high sound reproduction
  • Fully automatic to protect your records from scratches and damage
  • Compatibility: Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista / XP

I’ve not connected it to my pc yet. I just plugged it into the aux/tv input on my dvd player. There’s a switch on the back of the record player for phono or pre amp. Anyway, it’s an excellent item.

Arrived quickly and well-packaged. Very pleased with my purchase. As the turntable has a pre-amp and built-in phono wires (red and white audio cables), i was able to plug it directly into my edifier r1800tiii 2. 0 speakers and start playing my records – easiest set-up ever. Playback has been smooth and crystal clear, and i personally love the way the table looks. The design is simple yet classic, and it’s great that the dust cover is removable for when you want to keep it on display. This is a fantastic purchase for the casual audiophile who places importance on playback quality, and it is also very reasonably priced.

I’ve not connected it to my pc yet. I just plugged it into the aux/tv input on my dvd player. There’s a switch on the back of the record player for phono or pre amp. Anyway, it’s an excellent item.

Sony PS-LX300USB Turntable with Diamond Stylus and USB Connection : Sounds good, plugs into sony stereo (leads not provided), can use headphones and also can transfer vinyl onto cd using the computer program which was easy to do.

This is a great sounding bit of kit at a really good price, it even looks good, i am really pleased that i bought it. I would recommend one to anybody.

Needed a new turntable but also wanted a facility to copy my old lp. Good sound for the price and easy to use.

When my parents separated my father left us his old hi-fi, which is late 60s early 70s. Although it would have been cutting edge in its day, i wasn’t interested in it, because like most teenagers had already built my own powerful system. So for quarter of a century it sat unused. However last year, i officially ‘became old’ when i concluded everything in the charts was utterly crap. So i started to look for ‘new’ music elsewhere. My father had left an extensive record collection. So i dusted off the old hi-fi and put on some records (note the 30 year old hi-fi worked flawlessly). Not only did i like the music, i also curiously like the sound of vinyl. I’m an absolute audiophile and cannot stand imperfections, but for some reason i like records.

I got this turntable for christmas to replace a bush compact one with built-in speakers that i’d had for more than 10 years. 2 weeks on, and i’m already very impressedi’d consider myself a fan of music, and although i’m probably not an ‘audiophile’ per-se, unlike many i can appreciate the difference between digitally-compressed music and the sound recordings reproduced by vinyl records. From watching youtube videos recently, there seems to be a lot of snobbery surrounding ‘low-end’/entry level/budget turntables, which i do not think is fair. People live within their means and buy what they can afford. Sound quality is a big part of listening to lps. But it is not the be all and end all. So to say that crosley and other ‘cheap’ turntables are inferior (i cannot comment, having never used one) is unfair. Some commentators have lumped the sony lx300 turntable in with the afformentioned types of turntables, but it is far from thatwith that in mind, i have to say, that this turntable would be a great starting point for anyone who wants to explore the current trend of buying vinyl. It’s also a perfect upgrade for people, like me, who have maybe a smaller, cheaper turntable with built-in speakers and are looking to upgrade.

Arrived quickly and well-packaged. Very pleased with my purchase. As the turntable has a pre-amp and built-in phono wires (red and white audio cables), i was able to plug it directly into my edifier r1800tiii 2. 0 speakers and start playing my records – easiest set-up ever. Playback has been smooth and crystal clear, and i personally love the way the table looks. The design is simple yet classic, and it’s great that the dust cover is removable for when you want to keep it on display. This is a fantastic purchase for the casual audiophile who places importance on playback quality, and it is also very reasonably priced.

Would prefer the usb connection to be at the front. If it was it would have received a 5 star rating from me.

Great sound but stylus skipping even on new records. Hi,bought this recently as i found that even though (or because) i have 3000+ mp3’s i don’t listen to music as much as i used to. So i decided to buy a turntable and records, you can’t beat the aesthetics of vinyl and lots of the covers are art in themselves. I’ve no interest in converting stuff to mp3 as i’ve enough of them and want the warmer analog sound. This was the cheapest brand name turntable i could buy in dublin so i did. It’s by and large v good but i found that it skipped on records that had no visible scratches, the reason is that the cartridge head is too light, the solution was to put some blu tack on the head to weigh it down, sony are one of the best electronics company in the world and its very disappointing that they didn’t spend a few cents extra to test it and weigh the head properly.

Sony ps-lx300usb – turntable – better than the curate’s egg. I bought this turntable after reading the reviews and have been happy with the purchase, having now digitised around 50 vinyl albums. I have some criticisms but these are outweighed by the good points about the turntable. Sony seem to have over-compensated for the light arm that affected earlier versions of the product and it’s now way too heavy – but blu-tack and coin used as a counterweight have provided a simple, if ugly, solution. 2 the software that comes with it is not easy to master but my work-round has been to use audacity to re-split tracks, copy/paste sections of tracks and other adjustments. The usb connection is not good when routed through a hub, so plug it directly into the port of your pc. The build quality is flimsier than i expected but this isn’t a problem – at least it’s light.

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  1. I am not a sound engineer in any way and bought this deck to replace one that had expired after years of playing my old singles. I bought this one for the sony brand, the fact i could hook it up to my phono inputs on my amplifier and that compared to some items out there it was ridiculously cheap. It was easy to set up (i haven’t got round to using the software for transferring to usb but not why i bought it anyway) and the moment i heard the pops, scratches etc. You only get from vinyl i knew i had chosen well. The sound quality to me was great and yes it doesn’t have an arm lock mechanism but it has a stylus protector and i don’t see why you would be moving it round anyway?highly recommended by me.
    1. I am not a sound engineer in any way and bought this deck to replace one that had expired after years of playing my old singles. I bought this one for the sony brand, the fact i could hook it up to my phono inputs on my amplifier and that compared to some items out there it was ridiculously cheap. It was easy to set up (i haven’t got round to using the software for transferring to usb but not why i bought it anyway) and the moment i heard the pops, scratches etc. You only get from vinyl i knew i had chosen well. The sound quality to me was great and yes it doesn’t have an arm lock mechanism but it has a stylus protector and i don’t see why you would be moving it round anyway?highly recommended by me.
  2. Good value for money turntable. In my humble opinion this is great value for money. I bought it to live alongside and to give my garrard 401 a rest. The garrard is fitted with an sme arm and shure stylus from 1971 (stylus just fitted from original box). Both are plugged into a quad 33 /303 pre/power amp, the garrard into the phono socket and the sony into one of the spare radio tuner line level sockets (using a 5 pin din to phono adaptor). The sony’s internal pre-amp is set to on. As much as it is sacrilege to suggest so; the sony turntable sounds perfectly good when compared to the garrard. Not that a fair comparison can or should be made. Even with the supplied stylus stereo separation is noticeable better then the shure stylus. I guess thats 40 years of progress.
    1. Good value for money turntable. In my humble opinion this is great value for money. I bought it to live alongside and to give my garrard 401 a rest. The garrard is fitted with an sme arm and shure stylus from 1971 (stylus just fitted from original box). Both are plugged into a quad 33 /303 pre/power amp, the garrard into the phono socket and the sony into one of the spare radio tuner line level sockets (using a 5 pin din to phono adaptor). The sony’s internal pre-amp is set to on. As much as it is sacrilege to suggest so; the sony turntable sounds perfectly good when compared to the garrard. Not that a fair comparison can or should be made. Even with the supplied stylus stereo separation is noticeable better then the shure stylus. I guess thats 40 years of progress.
  3. This review is from : Sony PS-LX300USB Turntable with Diamond Stylus and USB Connection

    New life to my vinyl collection. Very pleased that vinyl has made a comeback and the choice of turntables is ever increasing. I bought this particular one because i have a sony surround sound system (bdv4100 1000w)i wanted a player that would “fit” with my sound system and did not require an amplifier. I am pleased to say that i chose “wisely”. The turntable was unpacked and up and running within 5 minutes. It’s very easy to operate, just 4 buttons:1. To switch the speed from 33 to 4 5rpm (note there is no 78 rpm option)2. Automatically start a record playing – you can set the size of the record on the deck itself. Stop button – stops the record and the arm returns to the rest position4.
  4. This review is from : Sony PS-LX300USB Turntable with Diamond Stylus and USB Connection

    New life to my vinyl collection. Very pleased that vinyl has made a comeback and the choice of turntables is ever increasing. I bought this particular one because i have a sony surround sound system (bdv4100 1000w)i wanted a player that would “fit” with my sound system and did not require an amplifier. I am pleased to say that i chose “wisely”. The turntable was unpacked and up and running within 5 minutes. It’s very easy to operate, just 4 buttons:1. To switch the speed from 33 to 4 5rpm (note there is no 78 rpm option)2. Automatically start a record playing – you can set the size of the record on the deck itself. Stop button – stops the record and the arm returns to the rest position4.
  5. This review is from : Sony PS-LX300USB Turntable with Diamond Stylus and USB Connection

    Great piece of kit, forget the s/w though. . Perfect piece of kit for the money. Usual sony quality materials and build are good. Supplied sony s/w is a lite version and is very glitchy. Go to their support page on the www and find that sony has sold it off to another company based in germany. Persevered but eventually gave up and went to audacity. Digitising all my old vinyl collection to enjoy all over again in the car and on my ipod.
  6. This review is from : Sony PS-LX300USB Turntable with Diamond Stylus and USB Connection

    Great piece of kit, forget the s/w though. . Perfect piece of kit for the money. Usual sony quality materials and build are good. Supplied sony s/w is a lite version and is very glitchy. Go to their support page on the www and find that sony has sold it off to another company based in germany. Persevered but eventually gave up and went to audacity. Digitising all my old vinyl collection to enjoy all over again in the car and on my ipod.
    1. Dont be a brand snob like i was going to be its fab. Brilliant deck , better sound than than i would of expected for the price with lott’s of treble and well defined notes , bargain.
  7. This review is from : Sony PS-LX300USB Turntable with Diamond Stylus and USB Connection

    Dont be a brand snob like i was going to be its fab. Brilliant deck , better sound than than i would of expected for the price with lott’s of treble and well defined notes , bargain.
  8. This review is from : Sony PS-LX300USB Turntable with Diamond Stylus and USB Connection

    Easy to assemble, fantastic sound even with old lp’s which would skip on my old steepletone player. I can not tell you how pleased i am with this. The only thing i would add is bluetooth because i would love to connect to speakers wirelessly but other than that i love it. I was worried after reading a review about skipping but i have played half of my collection already which is probably about 100 records old and new and each played perfectly.
    1. Easy to assemble, fantastic sound even with old lp’s which would skip on my old steepletone player. I can not tell you how pleased i am with this. The only thing i would add is bluetooth because i would love to connect to speakers wirelessly but other than that i love it. I was worried after reading a review about skipping but i have played half of my collection already which is probably about 100 records old and new and each played perfectly.
      1. Upgraded to this recently and it was. Upgraded to this recently and it was the best reviewed product in my price range. It’s breathed new life into my vinyl. For the price, it’s fantastic.
  9. This review is from : Sony PS-LX300USB Turntable with Diamond Stylus and USB Connection

    Upgraded to this recently and it was. Upgraded to this recently and it was the best reviewed product in my price range. It’s breathed new life into my vinyl. For the price, it’s fantastic.