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Sony PS-LX300USB

LP-to-digital recording system with USB output

27 Reviews | 3 questions - 10 answers

Item # 158LX3HUSB

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Bring your record collection into the digital age with the Sony PS-LX300USB. This fully automatic turntable gives you everything you need to transfer your vinyl albums to a Windows® PC. The USB output connects directly to your computer, and the included Audio Studio software makes it easy to transfer songs and optimize their sound quality. Save your music as MP3 or WAV files that you can store on your computer or download to your favorite portable player. You can also make the 'LX300USB part of your main music system, thanks to the standard stereo outputs and built-in phono preamp.

Albums sound so good very pleased.

Craig M., ocala florida

What's in the Box:

  • Turntable with stylus and 28" stereo RCA cable attached to chassis
  • Plastic dust cover (installed)
  • Metal platter with drive belt installed
  • Rubber mat
  • 45 RPM adapter
  • 6.5' USB cable
  • Sound Forge Audio Studio LE installation CD-ROM
  • Operating Instructions
  • Software specification guide
  • Software installation guide
  • Limited Warranty sheet
  • Online Product Registration sheet

Product Highlights:

  • USB output
  • built-in phono preamp with bypass switch
  • fully automatic operation
  • 33-1/3 and 45 rpm playback speeds
  • front-mounted controls
  • includes moving magnet cartridge
  • belt drive system
  • removable, hinged dust cover
  • includes Audio Studio software
  • wow & flutter: 0.25%
  • attached 28" RCA audio cable
  • 16-1/2"W x 3-11/16"H x 14-1/8"D
  • warranty: 2 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • compatible with Windows XP and Vista™ only

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Features and Specs

Operation Fully Automatic
Speeds 33-1/3, 45
Cartridge Type MM
Phono Preamp Built-in
USB Output Yes
Pitch Control No
45 RPM Adapter Yes
Signal to Noise Ratio 50
Wow and Flutter 0.25
Weight 7.3 lbs.

Product Research


Overview: Using the Sony PS-LX300USB Stereo Turntable's USB connection, you can import all your vinyl music into your computer and create MP3 files to store on a PC or bring along with you on your favorite portable player. The supplied Audio Studio software makes it easy for you to archive your music from vinyl, optimize the sound, and store it on your PC. The PS-LX300USB USB turntable is also a fully functional turntable that can connect to your current system and playback your classic vinyl albums.

Note: Audio Studio software is not compatible with Windows 7 operating system. System requirements are listed below.

Record Playback: The Sony PS-LX300USB Stereo Turntable supports 33-1/3 and 45 rpm record playback on a 295mm aluminum die-cast platter.

Automatic Operation: The turntable utilizes a belt drive system and features fully automatic operation.

Stylus: The Sony USB Stereo Turntable comes with an installed stylus. The life expectancy of the stylus tip is about 500 hours.

Tone Arm: The turntable feature a dynamic balanced straight-shaped tone arm with soft dumping control. The tone are has an effective arm length of 195mm.

Built-In Phono Preamp: The PS-LX300USB turntable features a built-in phone preamp and switch so you can connect the unit to any analog RCA input on your receiver.

RCA Outputs: The Sony turntable features an attached 28" stereo audio cable terminated by male RCA connector to plug into your home stereo receiver.

USB Port: The turntable features a rear-panel USB type-B port, comes supplied with a 6.5' USB cable (USB type-B port on one end and USB type-A port on other end) and features Sound Forge Audio Studio LE software to connect to your computer so you can record audio track of your vinyl records on your PC. Your computer must meet the following system requirements.

  • Processor: 900 MHz
  • OS: Windows Vista Home Basic, Home Premium, Business or Ultimate; Windows XP Home Edition SP2 or higher, Professional SP 2 or higher (Pre-installed version only/64-bit operating systems are not supported.
  • Hard-Disk Space: 150MB for program installation
  • RAM: 256 MB
  • Hardware: USB port (full-speed), CD-ROM (for software installation), CD-recordable drive (for CD burning)
  • Audio: Windows-compatible sound card

Sound Forge Audio Studio LE Software: Sound Forge Audio Studio software makes it easy to record, edit encode, and master audio on your home computer from downloaded vinyl recordings. The supplied software offers the following functions.

  • Recording: digitize and restore old vinyl and cassette recording; 24-bit audio support for high-fidelity sound
  • Editing Tools: drag-and-drop audio editing, cut/copy/paste commands, interactive tutorial
  • Audio Editing: remove clicks, pops, and other unwanted noise from recordings; balance sound levels and trim unwanted sections of audio
  • Studio-Quality Effects: Over 30 built-in effects including EQ, reverb, delay, chorus, flange, phase distortion, and echo; includes 1,001 sound effects to enhance any mix; supports DirectX and VST effects for increased mastering flexibility
  • Audio Encoding: Convert music to MP3 or WMA; create professional-sounding podcasts

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3 questions already asked

How do you burn files by individual song? Or can you only burn an album side as one file. Thanks in advance. JD [ JD Miller  Feb 26, 2014 ]
I thought I was buying a "Record Player".......When I got it I realized it was only a turntable.......Had to buy an amplifier tuner and hooked up some good speakers I had So far no luck hooking up to my computer.....Frustrating as that was one of the mail reasons I bought this to download albums [ Paul  Feb 02, 2014 ]
Larry, I can't help you because I just wanted to hook up the turntable to my computer and download them to it. Sorry [ WILLIAM G  Feb 02, 2014 ]
You will need to amplify the sound somehow. [ RONALD  Feb 02, 2014 ]
I'm no help at all. I purchased for my husband, we have it set up but did not use it yet. My understanding is that your vinyl will go onto your computer via the software enclosed. I put the software in and in viewing that it looks like it is a fairly easy process. There is a icon for vinyl on the software so I think that everything should work fine [ Dawn  Jan 22, 2014 ]
Meg, I bought this unit as an entry-level gift for my daughter who caught my vinyl bug. First, let me say that never in a million years would I hook this very low quality unit into my own home audio. Second, I will explain that I expect my daughter to learn how to operate a record player with this toss-away Sony so that I can then provide her with a high-quality mid-level unit once she has some skills and a passion for vinyl care. I will finish by saying that this unit does offer digital conversion of vinyl recordings, but that the software reviews of how that it done are very poor. I do not have any personal experience with this item and therefore cannot offer my own opinions of its actual operation. [ CHARLES  Jan 22, 2014 ]
it installed good. it had to install some older MS stuff, but it looks to be working. I haven't tried to rip yet. [ FACTORY DIRECT  Jan 08, 2014 ]
I am installing it now... Its the sony audio studio 9 correct? [ FACTORY DIRECT  Jan 08, 2014 ]
I haven't installed it yet but I also run 8.1 [ FACTORY DIRECT  Jan 08, 2014 ]