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Ion USB Turntable @ Maplin £29.99

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6y, 1m agoFound 6 years, 1 month ago
* Portable USB powered, Vinyl to MP3 encoder
* Archive all of your vinyl.
* LP to MP3 conversion via USB connection to Mac or PC
* Plays at 33, 45 & 78* RPM records
* Capture the music from your LPs and turn it into digital MP3s that you can enjoy at home and on the go
* Plug and Play USB connection to PC or Mac, no drivers required
* Includes easy-to-use software for simple, step-by-step conversion
* Single-cable power and music connection – no power adapter needed
* Included EZ Vinyl Converter software guides you through transfer steps

Convert your treasured record collection to MP3s quickly and easily with PowerPlay and rediscover all of your old favourites, transfer to your MP3 player or record to CD and listen to them at the gym, in your car or at home. Don’t leave your old record collection gathering dust in the attic, transfer to MP3 and enjoy all those classics and hard to find rare editions again and again.
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Right - there it is.
Would have liked a cheap "cassette tape to PC"
have some heat been lookin for one of these for a prezzie
I can't believe a turntable could achieve 78rpm on usb host power.
I can't believe a turntable could achieve 78rpm on usb host power.

Neither could I, turns out it has an AC power input.
I can't believe a turntable could achieve 78rpm on usb host power.

I think you will find that it plays at 45 or 33 and with the software coverts it 78 ( thats what the 78* will mean )

Edited By: iscom on Dec 18, 2010 18:54
Laid enuff hints to the wife that I want one of these.
Cmon Santa.....
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I would like one of these but this comment on the poor sound quality puts me off
Transfer Vinyl to PC

If you already have a amplifier & turntable, you can do this for about £3.00 - £4.00 layout. You need a 3.5mm to RCA Aux-In Phono audio cable and Free sound recorder software.

You can do the same with your Audio Cassette Tapes, you will need a cassette deck and amplifier

1 Connect the RCA cable from the back of the amplifier to the computer

2 Run the Vinyl on the turntable and select the appropriate input on your amplifier. Make sure sound from the Vinyl is coming out of the speakers; this ensures that the phono signal is passing through the main outputs.

3 Click Record on "Sound Recorder and immediately begin playing the first song on your Vinyl. Click "Stop Recording" once the track has finished.

4 Save track each time. Type the name of song into track file, click save, you can save to desktop or a folder.

5 Repeat Steps 3 and 4 for each track you record?
You can pick up a cheap amplifier, turntable or cassette deck off fleabay.
Transfer Vinyl to PC
You can do the same with your Audio Cassette Tapes, you will need a cassette deck and amplifier

You won't need an amplifier for tapes as every cassette deck I ever used had output at line level.

Personally I found it less tedious to record a whole album in one go and then split the file than rather doing one track at a time. On a good day the automatic splits were accurate enough for MP3tag to work out what the album was and add ID3 tags automatically.

Then I decided just downloading them off the internet was easier.

Edited By: spamcan61 on Dec 18, 2010 21:37: drugs
have one for 20 quid at asda
was tempted a while ago to get one of these, aldi have them for same price too.......But instead got the kworld 715 unit instead, converts anything, etc.....Only prob i have is the recording level,.Even turning it right down it still keeps on touching into the red.....not a good sound when it does, ...This is because the turntable with built in amp as no controls on it , etc..and the pc dos,nt go low enough..So for now copying lps, Best way iv found is to go from my amp on the hifi , out of the headphone output..etc.....where i have some control over volume, and can hear what im taping at same time....etc......its better if copying tapes to be honest.......Then again dont forget im on about the kworld unit, not the usb turntable one, ok..........What is it like with this turntable ? recording levels etc ?..does it distort ? from me ..
This product messes with my head.

I love digital music and how easy it is to download etc

I love vinyl and how warm and real it sounds.

Digital music is killing DJ's, Any old mug can fire up Serato Bridge or VDJ or some equiv and seemingly mix, stick that same person in front of a set of decks and they aren't going to have a clue at where to start, you learn nothing of beat matching, BPM counting or cueing on digital formats, and that's a shame, the days of the turntablist are numbered in my book. You cannot achieve the same sort of dexterity with a CD/MP3 as you can with the delicate vinyl.

Also, don't pull your 45s out of the loft and expect them to sound good, unless stored properly they will be filthy, you're gonna need some distilled water and alcohol to get them up to speed...

Needless to say, I have turntables/decks that are not and will never be connected to my mac, your HIFI is analogue, so why shouldn't the music be? DACs are needed to be phased out too, we now have 3D Blu ray pumping out 7.1 DTS HD but still goes to an amp that chucks out analogue... WHY!? Get some proper digital speakers to market people and I may change my mind, but until the end product is analogue I'm still going to love vinyl..

but alas, this is a bargain, I seem to recall these were like £80 or so not so long ago.. Have some heat!
Their are several versions of this type of player / recorder, some which you don't need a pc, some which have a power supply, some with a 3.5mm jack so you can record from other sound sources such as minidisc or cassette or radio. I have an early version ( cost £70) which I have no problems with, but choosing the right software would be essential, there is a lot of software out there and many are free
But Lets face it at £29 I bet you could not buy a normal record player for that price .. .so Guess it must be hot for me

Edited By: iscom on Dec 19, 2010 09:27
whould not think its quaity turntable to get good sound from vinyl you need good turntable + arm ie heavy turntable .You can get great sound from vinyl but not with light weight flimsy deck vinyl needs quality deck more so than any other audio device. Get quality S/Hand deck or you will be wasting your time

Edited By: andy math on Dec 19, 2010 12:06
Any help with mt above post ?...At the min iv gone with using my hifi deck then linking up from my amp headphone output into the kworld box usb thingy...into pc, etc......At least i can hear whats being copyed, and i have some volume control, etc.....But this is a shame cant just use the way it was meant to be used ?....Also after agree with fatreg just cant beat a real dj, or vinyl..which is why iv kept all mine.......The only reason these products are good is that it saves me buying more cds, as i have the lps......And i wanted the sounds on my sony mp3 players, etc..
You won't need an amplifier for tapes as every cassette deck I ever used had output at line leve

Thats right, how could i forget, i recorded a tape last year using just the tape deck and pc.and Total Recorder software.

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