Denon Japan releases turntable with built-in USB port

Denon Japan announced it will start selling a turntable [JP] that features a USB port to transfer music from analog records to USB memory sticks as digital music files at the beginning of next month. The DP-200USB will be available in black and silver  (price: $300).

Denon says all that users have to do in order to save music as MP3 (in 192kbps quality) is to play their 30cm or 17cm records and press the “record” button.

There is no word yet if the turntable will ever be sold outside Japan as well, but chances should be pretty good.