Teac turntable lacks USB, has cassette deck
6th Nov 2008 | 10:15
What fresh madness is this?
It looks like the kind of thing you might expect to pick up at a car boot sale, but Teac's LP-R500 is actually a new product.
Your eyes are not deceiving you – as well as having a turntable on its top, the LP-R500 also sports a cassette deck. To call this thing retro would be an understatement.
Fortunately, there are some concessions to modernity – the presence of a CD recorder means that you can at least put your LP collection onto discs that can be read and ripped by your computer.
There's also an FM radio and, by the look of it, a pair of built-in speakers (sadly, the LP-R500's specs are currently only available in Japanese).
Unlike many modern turntables, though, Teac's doesn't appear to have a USB port for easy digital conversion, though you could take a stereo output from the phono sockets round the back and plug this into your audio interface.
Or just buy some C90s and dig out your 1982 Walkman.
(Via Akihabara News)