Originally Posted by Mrd00d
That's what we got in common so far. Nice variety!
Nice to make your acquaintance
Originally Posted by s_k
The Pioneer will kick the arse of that USB pro-ject by miles.
The project isn't bad, but the Pioneer is really a very nice piece of kit.
The Green perhaps isn't the best cartridge money can buy, but it doesn't sound obtrusive, which is worth quite something.
What you could do is keep the Pioneer and get yourself a nice Phono preamplifier with a USB output. Like a NAD PP3. It's not brilliant, but it will sound better than the Pro-ject. Best option is buying an even more decent phono preamplifier (I love my Cambridge 640p for instance) and a proper soundcard. May be an idea. Still, the NAD PP3 isn't half bad and please keep that beautiful Pioneer. The Pro-ject is not an upgrade. Believe me, I used to own one
As for the organisation of your records; Do you have a voice recorder or a mobile phone with a voice recording function? If so, organize your records by putting them in alphabetical order or something (if you haven't done that already) and then read all the titles out loud (slowly) while recording what you say. After that, just take your recording to your computer and type your list. That's a lot more ergonomic than sitting next to your record collection with a laptop
You're probably right I should go with a preamp. I just don't get how it works is the main thing, haven't done enough research. I borrowed a Pro-Ject one from work before but it didn't have any instructions with it...so I plugged in the USB, but my computer didn't auto recognize it or anything and I don't have any software...don't know what the next step is. Hope you can answer that for me. Also curious as to what you use for a sound card or if you can point me in a direction there.
I like the voice recorder idea, I might try that out. My collection isn't sorted yet, I have a lot of work to do there (grading included!)