Up close with the Stanton T.90 USB turntable

Photo slide show and comments about Donald Bell's review of the Stanton T.90 USB turntable.

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Donald Bell has spent more than five years as a CNET senior editor, reviewing everything from MP3 players to the first three generations of the Apple iPad. He currently devotes his time to producing How To content for CNET, as well as weekly episodes of CNET's Top 5 video series.
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Photo of Stanton T.90 turntable.
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Photo of Star Trek read-along record in iTunes.
The Stanton T.90, price $400. Being able to add my beloved Star Trek read-along record into iTunes, priceless. Full-screen cover-flow view still makes me drool.

My review of the Stanton T.90 USB turntable has officially posted on CNET.com, and unfortunately it's time to send the T.90 back. I'll be sad to see it go, but honestly, I'm happy to have some desk space again. It's a very fun turntable, and it surpassed my expectations (though I still want a Numark TTX). When all is said and done, the best thing I gained from this review was the opportunity to archive some of my vinyl collection. I even went the extra step and added album cover art into iTunes.

The T.90 is still a bit too rich for my blood at around $400, but it should make some DJs pretty happy. The biggest surprise I found was that the USB audio interface built into the turntable worked in both directions simultaneously--allowing you to play analog records into your computer and computer audio out through the turntable at the same time. It's a useless feature for most of us, but the DJs it's intended for should have loads of fun combining the two audio sources in one device.