^This is why I gave up on computer as transport, too many issues. Not saying it's bad, I actually got my computer to sound better than my other transports with a few tweaks, but it's just such a mess to overcome all the obstacles. We're starting to see products like Western Digital hard drive media players, and I'm hoping for an audio electronics company to pick up on the concept and make an audiophile version. Minimalistic hardware, accurate (or less inaccurate) software, and the convenience of storing music in a hard drive. Battery power would be nice too, I've also about had it trying to deal with "dirty power" .
1) LP cleaners and treatments
2) stylus gauges and setup procedures
3) expensive turntable
4) special preamp
5) special cartridge
And then you have to search through your LP library, which takes a room to itself, in order to find an album, and then after you find the album, you must queue-up the track you want to hear.