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AKAI ATT023U USB Turntable - Final Thoughts

AKAI has been around since the dawn of consumer electronics. Today we test out their new ATT023U USB turntable for continuing vinyl record lovers.

By: | Editorials in Audio, Sound & Speakers | Posted: Jun 9, 2009 3:57 am
TweakTown Rating: 90%Manufacturer: AKAI

Final Thoughts


Here we are once more folks; it's time to give you some final impressions and to let you, the buying public, decide on where your money is going to land.


AKAI ATT023U USB Turntable

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For a retail price of a touch under $500 AUD, this turntable is not exactly cheap. However, cheap is not a word included in the audio vocab with great frequency, so on the larger scale it's pretty competitive really.


Does the performance warrant the money being spent? - Well, yes, I feel it does. In fact, AKAI even offer cheaper models; this are focused simply on playback, without the more complex and expensive record function included.


So, we know it offers enough of everything to warrant the price, but how about other facets? - The package comes with everything you need, so that's easy. The manual, well, it has to be said; this is one of the sparsest I've ever seen. There's no-mention of how the direct drive system works and that the drive belt must indeed be fitted to function at all.


But that is no real concern; it just makes life a tiny bit more confusing when setting everything up. However, it doesn't detract from the overall score of the unit and its general performance.


The recording function, while not 'audiophile' in its technical nature, is sure to be a fantastic function for everyone who wants to backup their precious vinyl for good.


To wrap it all up now, long live vinyl as the format for the audiophile! And well done to AKAI for keeping the spirit alive with a quality turntable.


This has been a great change of pace to my usual reviews and I hope you have all enjoyed reading something just a bit different this time around.

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