Good for money
After seeing this in a op shop boxed new for $15 I thought I would take a chance as my Sony stylus was still in the post,I use a Demon Amplifier and used the two RCA connectors and plug it in,to my surprise I did not need to use my phono pre amplifier and the music sounded better than my vintage turntable I pay over $100 just for a stylus,no feed back and very clear to the point I am going to continue using it and a replacement stylus is under $15 at Jaycar Don’t knock it till you tried it.Not tried converting to MP3 but I did not get it for that.
Purchased in October 2020 at Aussie School Shop.
Waste of money if you really like your music
Arm will not move along track 2-3 cm from record label.
Needle is steel so, won’t play any really old 78s. I guess in this regard you get what you paid for, as they require diamond needles.
Stereo - left hand has intermittent bursts of sound
Sound - tinny
don't know why I seem to be one of the few without any problems with the Fission turntable
ok I have never done this (I came looking for a place to buy a replacement needle) but I thought why not give it a try. First of all you get what you pay for and don't expect a Ferrari when you spent just enough for an entry model. I have had no problems playing the unit through my computer using Audacity. Ok the sound may be not as good as playing the records through the Dual turntable I used to have before I started buying CDs. I am currently playing the unit through a Sony Digital Audio/Video control unit which I bought just to play music th...rough my stereo unit and it sounds acceptable considering the price I paid for it and the help it gets playing it through a far more expensive control unit. As I stated earlier I may need a replacement needle somewhere down the track and need some help to locate a source. Thanks in advance
The Aldi turntable looks great until you try to play a record. Then it skips over the record and timing is all wrong. After trying different speeds and adjusting it and trying a different album, it still sounds terrible. Going to return it immediately. Sadly you get what pay for.
Does what says on box
Have recorded onto PC all our old LP's, Singles & EP's without problems & I will then use Supra to split the tracks. So far no issues other than the website mentioned in the manual appears to be a web host site with no Tevion FAQ's or info!
Amazing Piece of Art!!!
I have purchased several to convert my cassette tape music and albums and they have worked flawlessfly with USB and SD cards!
I have to convert my collection of old sermons now to place onto an MP3 DVD.
Old cassette tapes might squeal as wheels turn, but the squeal is not recorded onto MP3. Old tapes that are eroding also squeal - but that squeal is recorded.
Albums play and record very cleanly.
I was surprised how powerful cassette tapes recorded - usually you lose bass when converting from tape. The quality from purchased tapes is impressive!
It is rugged, attractive, solid and elegant.
I am recording so fast that I am falling behind on my burning!
Looks good.... but I could not turn it on !!
Can't give one, as I could not get it going.. It looks good, but doesn't sound like it's a great system, as it doesn't work. Could be a fuse ? Out of warranty, don't know if it's worth while fixing it. I'll try to open it and fix it, but wouldn't pay a Technician to do it.
Compact, and multi player ?
I wish, that I could use it, but it'll be out of Warranty, as I had it sitting on top the bookshelf for some time.
Lots of background noise
Something about the design means it plays the other side of the record as well! It comes out faintly, sounding like radio noise in the background.I can't figure it out but suspect it has something to do with the little rubber bits next to the needle. I used it with Windows 7 and Audacity.
Would not recommend as an analog to digital audio converter
I spent several hours with tapes and one vinyl writing mp3 files that were really very poor. The limitation of 128 kbps i thought i could live with but the results are pretty dreadful and erratic. The resulting levels were all over the place with a lot of peaking and distortion with recordings from some tapes. The tapes were all professionally produced commercial cassettes. There is no way to control the sound level into the mp3 recording so the inbuilt software is making 'decisions' for the user. I'd like some control - I get better results us...ing a 3.5 stereo line from the headphone output of an old radio cassette using the line in directly to my computer. I thought this would be more convenient if it worked well. But it doesn't. I'll have to go back to my earlier methods. The results from the LP were not as bad as the tapes, in fact I had to boost the sound levels using PC software (i use adobe audition), i only tried one album so i don't know if others would have given as erratic results as the cassettes. Clean looking design, small footprint, ummh, er..? nice idea, shame about the result. Sound quality of the mp3s, no control over levels
I have spent at least 10 hours trying to get an acceptable sound recording from my LP records with Audacity on Windows 7 to no avail; have checked out everything, checked and double checked settings, etc. Recorded sound quality is unacceptable. Audacity website said to use Audacity 1.3 Beta with Windows 7, but still made no difference.
The Fission turntable will play my LP's on a mini hi-fi system OK.
My computer plays music from CD's OK, therefore sound card is fine.
After all this research, I suspect the USB cable, especially the connectio...
A piece od crap
1/ it returned to base before the end of the record, something that cannot be fixed
2/ The needle scated across the face of the record after listening to a few records that I could not listen to the last track because of the automatic return to base before time
rang the number on the aldi brochure and they said it could not be fixed unfortunately it had been sitting in my cupboard for 13 months before use and therefore my warantee had expired
beware of what you buy from aldi make sure you put it through its paces before the warantee period is over
I'd rate it lower if I could
This usb is terrible, it corrupted all the data that was backed up onto it as soon as I copied it over, problem was I didn't realise till after I deleted the original content.
on further inspection my 8GB usb claims in one of the folders to contain 399GB of data.
when I created a new folder on the USB, it was immediately filled with about 100 subfolders all in varying symbols and squares.
upon further reading ALDI sems to have been sucked into the fake flash memory trap, most fission USB's tested only have 1GB of free space but when you attempt to put more than their limit all the files become corrupted
piece of rubbish, not worth the time it took to buy
Doesn't work with Mp4 video files.
After i transfer Mp4 video files onto the USB it won't work, even if i copy it out to my computer. Went to buy another one same thing happened. Dissapointing.!!!
I was taken with the idea of a plug-and-play unit at such a cheap price, but unfortunately, the issues it presented made it less of a bargain and more of a white elephant. The input-volume control can only be made to work if you are running Windows Vista, will not work with Windows XP, which many people still use. The instructions are a bit vague, especially when it comes to downloading the library. Ultimately, the recording quality was so poor as to be unacceptable, maybe due to the inability to adjust input volume, maybe because you get what ...you pay for. So I intend to take this back ti Aldi for a refund. Multiple record speeds available. Slimline design, simplicity of operation. Overall sound quality. Problems with Windows XP compatibility. Flimsy construction.
Does away with need for a separate pre-amp. Accompanying software warns that the recording volume control may not operate under XP as it seems to be patched for Vista. My software insisted on maximum recording level under XP with consequent unacceptable distortion. However everything works well under Linux (Ubuntu 9.04).
Good value at the $69 price point.
Has 78 rpm option
Auto arm-return not responding on this machine
Questions & Answers
While playing records they seem to just slow down a little. Does this mean I need a new belt? If so where do I get one? Does the platen lift straight off? It doesn’t seem to and I don’t want to force it.,
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