Can the Numark TT USB turntable be connected to a wireless speaker?

Trying to connect to a wireless Bluetooth speaker but have sound distortion when playing vinyl LP's. Does anyone have a solution?
1 person has
this question
+1
Reply
  • Hi Andy,

    Thanks for posting. I'll be happy to help!

    The Numark TTUSB actually doesn't have the ability to interface with a wireless or Bluetooth speaker. You may be able to get the turntable to pair to a Bluetooth speaker using a third-party Bluetooth transmitter, however, this isn't something we officially support.

    If you encounter distortion during playback, this is usually an indicator that your sound settings aren't configured properly. Follow these steps below to properly configure your sound:

    Setting up your Computers Audio Settings Setting up the sound correctly can help resolve many common issues experienced during playback. Some of the more common issues include: No Sound, Distortion, and Mono Playback. Some turntables ship with a protective cover to protect the needle. Make sure you remove this before trying to play the turntable. The Turntable will show in your computer as one of the following USB Audio Codec/PnP Audio Device/Microphone Array. We want to make sure this is not the default playback device. We dohowever want to use this device for recording. Make sure all other programs are closed while making changes to sound settings. Your turntable or cassette player will need to be plugged in while making these changes to your sound settings.

    Below are setup instructions for Windows 7/8VistaXP, and Mac OS X.

    ION005Windows XP Sound Settings
    1. In the lower-left of your screen, click Start button .
       
    2. Select Settings, then Control Panel.
       
    3. In the window that opens, click Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices.
       
    4. Choose Sounds, and Audio Devices.
      This will open the Sounds and Audio Devices Properties.
       
    5. At the top of the window, click on the Audio Tab.
       
    6. Under Sound Playback Default Device, choose your sound card.
      (i.e. Realtek, SoundMax, Sigmatel, Sound Blaster, Conexant)
       
    7. Under Sound Recording Default Device choose the USB Device.
      (i.e. USB Audio Codec, PnP Audio Device, or Microphone Array)
       
    8. Do not make any changes to MIDI Music Playback Default Device.
       
    9. Next, click on the Voice tab and mirror these settings.
       
    10. Click Apply to save, then click OK to exit.
     

    Back to top

    Windows 8, 7 and Vista Sound Settings


    ION007Playback Settings

    1. Click the Start button ION008 on Windows Vista and Windows 7. For Windows 8, see below.

    2. Select Control Panel.
      • Note for Windows 8: Open Control Panel by swiping in from the right edge of the screen, tapping Search (or if you're using a mouse, pointing to the upper-right corner of the screen, moving the mouse pointer down, and then clicking Search), entering Control Panel in the search box, tapping or clicking Apps, and then tapping or clicking Control Panel.

    1. Double-click Hardware and Sound it may only say Sound.

    2. Double-click Sound, the Sound Settings window will open.
    3. Under the Playback tab click on your sound card speakers.
      (i.e. Realtek, SoundMax, Sigmatel, Sound Blaster, Conexant, IDT)
    4. Click Set Default at the bottom of the window.

      IMPORTANT: Make sure the USB Audio Codec/USB PnP Audio Device is NOT your Default playback device.
     

       

       

      Recording Settings

      1. Click on the Recording tab.
      1. Click on the Microphone Array (USB Codec, PnP).

      2. Click Set Default.

      3. Click Properties on the bottom of that window.
        Microphone Properties window will open. See figures below.

      4. Click on the Levels Tab.

      5. Set the level as close to 5 (Windows 7/8) or 25 (Vista) as you can, The microphone is very sensitive and needs be set this low to avoid distortion.

      6. Click on the Advanced tab.

      7. Set the Sample Rate to 2 Channel, 16 bit, 44100 Hz or 44800 Hz.

      8. Uncheck both Exclusive Mode boxes.

      9. Click Apply, then OK to exit. In some cases a restart is required for the level to save at 5 or 25 depending on your Windows version.


      Microphone Properties (Steps 6-10)

      ION010ION011

       


      Mac OS X Sound Settings
      1. Click the Apple icon in the top left corner of your computer screen.

        ION012  
         
      2. Select System Preferences...
         
      3. In the window that opens, See Hardware, and click Sound.

        ION013
         
      4. At the top of the new window that opens click on the Output tab.
      5. Click on Internal Speakers to set this as the default.

        ION014  
         
      6. Select the Input tab.
         
      7. Click on the USB Audio Codec/PnP Audio Device to set the default (Adjust the Volume to desired level).

        Note: If Line in or Internal Microphone is selected as your default you may hear your voice during recording.

        ION014
      Hope this helps! Let me know if you have any further questions. 
    1. (some HTML allowed)
      How does this make you feel?
      Add Image
      I'm

      e.g. happy, confident, thankful, excited indifferent, undecided, unconcerned sad, anxious, confused, frustrated kidding, amused, unsure, silly

    2. Thanks for this advice, but I think you have the wrong screen shot for the last Mac OS X instruction (you show the Output window twice instead of the Output and Input).

      Bouncing off of this, My son is taking his TTUSB to college and wants a smaller setup in his dorm. Ideally I'd like to hook the TTUSB to his MacBook Air and send that output to a Bluetooth speaker. The instructions here explain the setup well, but what app/program should he use to actually play the music? iTunes? GarageBand? something else? I'm a little confused by this step. Thanks in advance!
      • Excellent question, Chris.

        The audio from the TTUSB will always play through the EZ Vinyl Tape Converter software. You will need to have this software open in order to listen to your records through your computer if you don't want to actually perform the conversion process. 

        In order for your audio to come through the Bluetooth speaker, you will need to pair your Bluetooth speaker to your computer. For instructions on how to do this, consult with the manual or documentation that came with your computer and/or your Bluetooth speaker. You should also be able to find a number of tutorials through Google or YouTube.

        Let me know if you have any further questions.
    3. (some HTML allowed)
      How does this make you feel?
      Add Image
      I'm

      e.g. happy, confident, thankful, excited indifferent, undecided, unconcerned sad, anxious, confused, frustrated kidding, amused, unsure, silly