I was never one to really take care of the records I had when I was young. The fact that my brother always used my Funky Town single as a Frisbee didn’t help the longevity of my record collection either. If you have lots of vinyl records that you want to convert to digital files Audio-Technica has a new, and lower cost USB turntable.
The new turntable is called the AT-LP2D-USB and it connects to a computer via USB. The turntable has an aluminum platter, Dual Magnet stereo cartridge with replaceable stylus, and a tone arm with damping control.