updated 02:05 pm EDT, Fri April 13, 2007
Stanton T90 USB Turntable
Music accessory designer Stanton has ramped up its line of vinyl decks in advance of the NAB broadcaster expo with the T.90 USB. The turntable is one of the first to connect to computers that can also withstand the impact of a professional DJ, the company claims. Its cornerstone high-torque, direct-drive motor and a strong S-shaped arm maintain smooth tracking during mixes and scratches. Controls are also in place for DJ setups: a key lock adjusts tempo for beat matching without affecting pitch, and dual start/stop switches fit the T.90 into a larger mix setup or a DJ battle.
The Stanton device can plug into any Mac or Windows PC for use either in recording 33, 45, or 78 RPM vinyl records to a hard disk or for live performances in tools such as Stanton's own Final Scratch. An SPDIF output jack also hooks the table into optical sound systems.
The T.90 goes on sale shortly at a price of $435.