The Pyle Home USB Classic Turntable with iPod Dock with model number PTCDS2UI boasts of the authentic look of a classic phonograph. Made from wood, the turntable comes with modern functionalities like a cassette deck, a CD player, an AM/FM radio, and an auxiliary input jack for an MP3 player. It even comes with an iPod dock, just proving how modern it truly is. It also comes with a USB encoder that allows you to record old records onto a flash drive, while also allowing you to play digital music through the USB port. The included remote control allows you to control the device from a distance. It also comes with built-in speakers, so you can use it as a standalone device anytime.
Product Features and Specifications:
• The turntable comes with AM/FM Radio, cassette, record, and CD player, and USB with encoding capability;
• It comes with a ceramic stereo cartridge and 2 speakers;
• It features a front-loading drawer for a single CD;
• It features auto return;
• The CD player is compatible with CDs, CD-Rs, CD-RWs, and MP3 CDs;
• The turntable features 3 speeds, at 33-1/3, 45, and 78 RPM, and comes with a remote control for USB/CD;
• It measures 20.08 x 13.4 x 8.9 inches.
Pyle Home USB Classic Turntable with iPod Dock Review:
This USB turntable received comments from close to forty customers, and the average rating was a high 4.0 stars. More than half of them were impressed enough to rate it at a perfect 5.0-stars.
One of the reviewers who were very impressed with this turntable commended it for giving good sound from all media forms. One reviewer described the sound quality as “excellent,” and he was very happy that he now had a way to play his old records. The reviewers also appreciated how easy it was to set up, and how intuitive it was to play. One of them shared how immediately played a record on it, and it worked great. Another buyer was a dad who got this for her daughter who started collecting vinyl; she apparently had not tried the other functions except for the turntable, but she was very happy with it. The device was also commended for being able to record right into a flash drive, as it was found to be a major plus.
Meanwhile, one of the complaints that were brought up for this USB turntable was that the tape player was quite weak, to the point of not being able to play tapes that weren’t relatively new. One reviewer found that the absence of a regulation system for the input level resulted in poor copies of some tapes. Another complaint was the absence of an indicator for when the device was actually starting its recording, resulting in difficulty for getting the first seconds of a given song. Also, one of the buyers who gave it a 4.0-star rating appreciated the sound quality from all the media formats that it supported, but admitted that she was surprised to find no included software for recording. Still, this would be very easy to get around, using free recording software.
From these findings, we would be very happy to recommend this USB turntable for your vinyl record-playing and converting needs.