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Why I Chose The Sony PS-LX300USB Stero Turntable

Updated on December 8, 2013

I must be getting older. I find myself gravitating to the older music lately and now that I have my Sony PS-LX300USB Stereo turntable, I can listen to all my old vinyl records, and new ones. Yes they still make vinyl. I love the sound of the old records. Even the new ones have a warmth to the sound you don't get from a great stereo playing the an LP or 45.

I have a collection of almost 500 Lp's and 45's. Many of my 45's are one hit wonders from the 70's - music I rarely hear on radio, even on the oldies stations, so I am glad I have my collection.

I received my first turntable when I was 12 and had to shovel snow, mow lawns and do chores for money to buy records to feed my habit and grow my collection. Music was a big part of my growing up. If it wasn't my Dad's old country records like Hank Snow or Marty Robbins playing on the big old Sears multiplayer stereo in the living room, it would be Mom's radio blaring out ABBA in the kitchen. Just before I was born, my parents had a small apartment downtown beside the movie theater that played all Elvis all the time, so til this day I can still hum along and silently sing a long with all his songs.

By the age of 16 my record collection was quite large and playing them on this little mono record player wasn't the best way to hear them even though they sounded as well on the record player as they did on the radio, I wasn't happy. My Dad was good at trading and bartering so I put it to him and when the opportunity came, he traded an old VW beetle he was going to make into a dune buggy but never had the time to complete, for a top of the line Auerx stereo for me. When I put on a record ( I think it was Valdy's - A Good Song ) I was completely blown away. There were instruments playing that I had never heard before and being stereo I felt like I was in the middle of the music. It was magic.

Times have changed. Much for the better. But the power of imagination is lost when everything is handed to you. The magic of life seems to be missing. I am going back to a time when the magic was there for me - at least for a short time. Playing all my old vinyl records on my Sony PS-LX300USB stereo allows my to digitize the old songs I loved and grew up with - and worked so hard for. Now I can relax in today's busy traffic commute with songs that take me back like Walter Mitty's day dreams - well not that bad but still.

If you have a record collection that you would like to transfer to today's modern players it is as easy as plugging in this record player and playing your records. It is really that simple. Enjoy.

Classic Collection
Classic Collection

My favorite record memory. An awesome Canadian folk artist.

 
Gunfighter Ballads & Trail Songs
Gunfighter Ballads & Trail Songs

El Paso and Big Iron were songs I grew up on .

 
Abba Gold: Greatest Hits
Abba Gold: Greatest Hits

My Mom's favorite band besides Elvis.

 

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      Northerntrials 3 years ago

      @PaigSr: Thanks for stopping by. I hope this helped :)

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      Northerntrials 3 years ago

      @flycatcherrr: A sign of my age I guess. :) Thanks

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      PaigSr 3 years ago from State of Confussion

      I am actually in the market thanks for the timely information.

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      flycatcherrr 3 years ago

      @flycatcherrr: p.s. Love it that you can get Walter Mitty and Valdy into the same article. :)

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      flycatcherrr 3 years ago

      My vinyl collection is in a bunch of cardboard boxes at the back of a back-bedroom cupboard, I'm afraid - haven't heard them in years, since I gave away my player to a nephew just discovering vinyl for the first time. Yeah, I know, that was a silly thing to do. :)

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      Northerntrials 3 years ago

      @DLeighAlexander: How many times have you woken up to the psst psst psst of the record needle hitting the inner ring just waiting for you to change the record? Too many to count here. I'm glad you enjoyed the lens.

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      DLeighAlexander 3 years ago

      I have transferred a few of my vinyl records to CD's. With the device I bought, it worked well & I am pleased with the results. But I really enjoy just playing the "ol' licorice discs" as they are :) Great lens!

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      Northerntrials 3 years ago

      @Kim Milai: I agree with the problems of scratched records but the new software that is available reduces the noticeable scratches quite a lot. Many of the albums from my earlier collection were played on a cheap Sears mono turntable and suffer from years of use and abuse. One gets to know the scratches as much as the music - that one was when the dog jumped off the bed and hit the table because Mom rang the dinner bell and that one was when my silly brother threw the comic book at me like a Frisbee for singing too loud and it hit the record player...

      I also agree - I keep both.

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      Northerntrials 3 years ago

      @MelanieKaren: I am so glad to hear that. The only drawback to vinyl in my books is the space required to store your collection, but there are many ingenious ways to overcome that problem.

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      Kim Milai 3 years ago

      I have another one for you, I transferred some vinyl to Cassette (!) then cassette to digital files. Wouldn't do that again, the quality suffered, but I imagine vinyl to mp3's could work.

      I feel vinyl vs mp3 is just different. The ambiance is different although hard to explain. I dated a audiophile and I got to listen to vinyl on his speakers and even went to a convention in the 80's. I do understand how the sound is extraordinary the room feels alive. The problem is that many people have scratched up records that don't do that as well.

      Digital has a clear sound that I also enjoy and is available. The solution? Have both!

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      Melanie Wilcox 3 years ago from Pennsylvania, USA

      Hi :) -nicely done. I saw a turntable and had to immediately click! Vinyl has made a huge comeback for collectors. In fact, many of the old "under ground" genres of music are being re-released on vinyl and new music is also being released on vinyl. :)