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Bought an ion profile pro hooked it up it plays and sounds as if you had a dirty needle not clear at all however its brand new any suggestions

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Hi, I presume you are using the software that came with the turntable.

I know this might sound a little (whats the word now), Patronising!

I have never really heard one but i get the impressing, that it's a case of, you gets what you pays for.

If you are interested in half decent quality, i would buy a good budget turntable with a Moving magnet cartridge HeadAmp and connect that to the audio input of your sound card. Because at the end of the day it will still take you the same length of time but you will have a far superior quality sound and recording.

You see, this is where people then start saying that cd is better than vinyl because of cheap inferior turntables hitting the market.
It doesn't give the analogue source any chance against the digital domain.

I'm sorry to go off on one, but you are not the first one that has complained about these turntables having such a bad sound.

You can get a good second hand turntable on Ebay.

Just to note - Make sure your records are in good condition, because if they are scratched, finger marked or dusty, then it could well sound like muddy water.

If you think it is faulty, then I would send it back, but i would get a couple of peoples opinion first.

If you need more help, let me know please and i will do some more research for you.

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

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