the only reason to use a usb turntable is to convert your vinyl to mp3's. yes you can listen to records on it. but its for the people who have vinyl they cant find on mp3 and want to digitalize their collection. plain and simple. there is no other reason to use a usb connection on a turntable for anything other than that plain and simple.
That's the reason companies put
USB on their tables, but that doesn't mean it's the only use for a table that has
USB. There are perfectly good tables that happen to have USB, and no one should be dissuaded from buying one just because it has an extra feature they cannot use. So please stop saying otherwise.
usb is not meant for high quality audio period
No, it's meant for data. But high quality audio is just data. I suggest you might want to learn a little about this topic before posting further on it.
if you buy a musichall for $250, that is made by audio-technica, expect audio technica sq.
And what do you know about A-T's sound quality? Music Hall specced the table. If the quality is poor, it's Music Hall's fault. Enough with the brand snobbery, please.
also, w&f on a decent "hi fi" turntable is at .2%. yes i know a normal room you only need what .5-.1% that can make a difference, but suggesting that THE OP is "sensitive to w&f" is wrong.
These numbers are pretty meaningless. Do you know why?
suggesting that he should get a direct drive because he is "sensitive" to w&f doesnt have much to do with his hearing at all. it has to do with the room set up and quality of equipment. to me, i think it has to do with the speed of the turntable not being so accurate. while the OP may have a great listening ear it seems to me that he isnt noticing a big shift(little shifts like 1%-2% are said to be noticeable, while 3%-5% can go unnoticed by that very same listener), it sounds more like the motor is faulty, the speed is no where near accurate. maybe if you played with and readjusted the idler wheel it would have worked. who knows?
Oh, for heaven's sake, go back and read what he said:
I recently bought the Music Hall USB-1 turntable, and kept noticing that the pitch would waver
Waver. Do you know what waver means? It does not mean the speed is incorrect
. It means the speed varies
people arent sensitive to w&f.
I've met people who seem to be. And depending on what type of music you listen to, it can be more apparent.
they are sensitive variables that degrade sound quality.
And W&F is not such a variable because...?
it has to do with the room set up
This was my favorite bit of all. Please explain how W&F "has to do with the room set up." I cannot wait.
i promise you a debut 3, xpression, mf2.2, all will be just as w&f free as your technics.
Then why don't any of them publish a real W&F spec? (Note: A simple number is not a real spec. A real spec identifies the standard by which the number was derived. See the Technics 1200 spec sheet for an example.)