Updated 5 Oct 2015

Numark

TTUSB

Snapshot: The Numark TTUSB is a (Type B) USB turntable with a built-in, switchable pre-amp. It can play 33 1/3, and 45RPM; 78RPM records can be encoded by using available software support. But what's the sound like with the needle on the record?

TTUSB
Consumer score
SCORE
Avg price

$599

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Test results

Overall score
64
Listening - encoded
?/10
Listening - record player
?/10
Ease of use
?/10

Good points

  • Good MP3 sound quality.
  • Very good LP sound quality.
  • Has built-in, switchable preamp.

But

  • Somewhat difficult to use.
  • Doesn't have damped cueing.
  • Has no lid.

How we test

Overall score includes:

Listening - encoded (60%)
Ease of use (40%)

Key data

Model

Avg price
$599
Type
USB turntable

Specifications

HxWxD
140 x 455 x 373mm
Weight
2.8kg
Recommended tracking force (g)
3.0-5.0

Features

Lid
No
Hinged lid
n/a
Removeable lid
n/a
Power control
Push button
Motor type
-
Drive type
-
Pitch stabilisation
-
Reverse play
-
Pre-amp
Built-in, switchable
Auto operation
Manual only
Damped cueing
No
Tone arm clamp
Yes
Feet levelling adjustment
-
Speakers
No
Stylus
Not stated
Stylus shape
-
Stylus illuminator
-
Cartridge
-
Platter construction
Die-cast aluminium
Platter mat
Felt
45RPM spindle adapter
-

Playing speeds

33 1/3RPM
Yes
45RPM
Yes
78RPM
Via software support

Connections

RCA stereo
Yes
USB
Type B
AUX in
3.5mm
Memory card slot
None

Encoding

USB cable
Yes
Encoding software supplied
EZ Vinyl/Tape Converter (Windows), EZ Audio Converter (Mac), iTunes (Windows)
Software Mac OSX compatible
Yes

Technical

Wow & flutter, claimed, WRMS, 33RPM (%)
Not stated
SNR, claimed (dB)
Not stated
Output level, LINE, claimed, mV @ 1KHz 5cm/s
Not stated
Output level, PHONO, claimed, mV @ 1KHz 5cm/s
Not stated
Pre-amp gain, claimed (dB)
-
Could play older LP without skipping
Yes
Measured tracking force
2.9g

More Info

Notes

USB turntables in our database have been tested to a different method than standard turntables.