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Equipment: TEAC LP-R550USB Problem: The volume control on

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Equipment: TEAC LP-R550USB
Problem: The volume control on the USB port does not reduce the export volume enough to prevent the music from being distorted and "tinny".
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Consumer Electronics
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,

The built-in speakers in the LP-R550USB are only 3.5W speakers so they are going to sound tinny.

The digitization of the LP by the system is unaffected by the size of it's built-in speakers.

Try playing the MP3's back on a different system with better speakers and you should hear much better sound quality.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
i suppose i'm not making myself understood. this does not involve the speakers at all. what i am doing is downloading music directly to my computer. on top of the unit is the plug for the USB port that attaches to the computer. next to that receptacle is a dial that allows you to regulate the volume of the importing music. that dial does not sufficiently reduce the output volume to make a serviceable recording.
Expert:  Pete replied 1 year ago.

Ok, so what you are referring to is the limit of the LP-R550USB device itself...

the only way around this would be to obtain a higher quality, professional unit to digitize your LP's.