Summary: After seeing mixed reviews, I purchased the Ion Tape 2pc hoping it would produce like the five star ratings I read, not the many one star ratings. Unfortunately, it is a very cheap tape deck. I tried eight different tapes, and they were all playing too fast. I adjusted the gain correctly, set my pc for stereo input and did everything in the instructions. I then tried all tapes on two different cassette decks I have at home, and they worked great.
Summary: Use the product once to show yourself not to buy another like it. There is nothing great about it except for the concept of USB interfacing. The software is poorly conceived and written - it does not take several things into account and insists on taking a single minded track towards assuming the tape you are converting is of commercial origin.
Summary: I've wasted about a dozen hours trying to use this machine. My job requires me to use computers all the time, and this supposedly easy gadget has been deeply disappointing. The software CD does not support Windows Vista. I went to the website and downloaded the Vista-compatible software, but there were two versions with no clear instructions about how to choose. Neither worked for me, and my e-mail to product support was never answered.