Alright, we've been using the setup for past month and a half/two months and let me tell you, as you allllll indicated, it leaves much to be desiredYa LePhillou as you probably know, form factor and audio do not go that well together. You can do a lot better than a sound bar for sound quality, but it loses form factor. The better it sounds generally the lower the WAF, lol.
A USB TT will need to do AD conversion since USB cables are digital. Then whatever it plugs into will need to do a DA conversion in order to be able to listen to it. So it's a double conversion back and forth and that doesn't help sound quality. Neither does a sound bar. But it will work and the form factor is small and nice.
With the CAM website you can see what more traditional options are. Some bookshelf speakers and a small amplifier (integrated or not) will get you some good sound for a low price if you want. And you can plug your TV audio output into it, as well as an analog TT.
Let us know what you think of whatever you end up with.
Cheers and GL.
But it works.
The sound definitely is better with the soundbar/woofer combo than without. The bass is abysmally weak, the soundbar does a decent job of providing clearer sound. I'm really dissapointed in the bluetooth connection quality with my phone (it skips 1 time out of 2 that i connect with it..but it's not as bad when i use BT connection from my PC)
overall it's worth the money for what i paid, and the vinyl tt well... wifey hasnt complained about it really. but lets just say its not the sound experience i was expecting so once again, you guys were all right about usb tt being *****.
oh well... works for now, we'll see if its a priority for us at some point to upgrade.