Product Type: Ion turntables
Newest Review: ... which are hard or expensive to replace on C.D or download then this equipment is for you. It is extremely easy to set up straight from th... more
Convert Vinyl to MP3
Ion Audio iTTUSB 10
Member Name: orientsteve
Ion Audio iTTUSB 10
Advantages: Brings your old music into the new century.
Disadvantages: Basic software conversion
I bought this product last year after seeing an advert in a newspaper describing it. Prior to this i did not realise that any such devices existed (stupid of me i know). Anyway i was immediately interested and excited at the prospect of being able to put so much of my old vinyl music collection onto the P.C and converting into MP3. If like me you have a large collection of old records including many that are old and obscure rarities which are hard or expensive to replace on C.D or download then this equipment is for you. It is extremely easy to set up straight from the box and you can be up and running with it connected by USB to your computer within minutes. Its a belt driven turntable which operates at 2 speeds 33 and 45. The instructions with it are fairly sparse but as i said its easy to install and comes with all the necessary software required, just pop the included CD into your computer and follow the prompts to install drivers etc and the icons appear on your desktop ready to start using and converting those old albums.The conversion software is very easy to use but does lack some flexibility and is a bit too basic, but it does the job, good for inexperienced users not so good for those who are more knowledgeable. The only trouble i had with it was recently when my PC died and i bought a new PC with a new operating system, the PC then did not recognise the drivers from the original ion CD, but a quick phone call to the ion customer service saw them sending me an updated CD for my new operating system and i was up and running again. Its so good to have access to all my old music collection again which i can now also put on my MP3 player of course and listen on the move. Even better i had so many old albums i can now create some extra space in the house by selling some of them without losing my precious music. One tip though always make a backup of your copied music as it would all be lost again if your PC dies.
All in all a terrific gadget to bring my old music kicking and screaming into the modern age.
Summary: An excellent Must have gadget.
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