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Ion-tape2pc.33899746
6.4 out of 10

ION Tape2PC

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Reviews and Problems with ION Tape2PC

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Overall 6
6.0

[$] Cassette Deck, decent for its price

riz, B&H Photo
28 December 2010
  • Excerpt: Not for audiophiles, but for the casual user the sound is acceptable for listening and archiving your old cassettes. Not a big risk at the price, [...
  • Pros: Attractive Design, Easy Controls
  • Cons: Poor Sound
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Overall 6
6.0

Works but could be better

illus1s, J&R
30 June 2010
  • Summary: The tape deck records the song to your computer but there are some simple issues I had a problem with. First the cons; The gain control is in the back so you need to keep the unit somewhat in the open so that you can adjust it. The program had a problem installing a update for stereo sound. I had to search a little for it before I could get it to work. Lastly the program should separate between tracks and it doesn't.
  • Pros: Attractive Design, Clean Sound
  • Cons: Difficult Controls
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Overall 6
6.0

Got the Job Done

erict, B&H Photo
10 May 2010
  • Excerpt: I purchased this deck to allow me to transfer a variety of old cassettes to digi via USB. The deck itself is decent and functioned fine. The digitizing software is a bit clunky and frankly wouldn't work on my Mac. I went through an entire dub session and the files wouldn't show up in iTunes for some reason. So, frustrated, I bagged it and used another piece of software to record the cassette contents to my machine.
  • Pros: Clean Sound, Easy Controls
  • Cons: Software No Good
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Overall 6
6.0

Nice player... skittish software

Robbo, B&H Photo
12 April 2010
  • Excerpt: Do not know why ION chose to make this a dubbing deck, as the purpose would seem to be turning old cassettes into digital files. Who would want to make a cassette dub of a cassette one is trying to get rid of?<br /><br />Deck works well as an analog unit using the RCA plugs, but still cannot get the USB output to talk to my Mac (Dual-core Intel Xeon OS 10.5.8). <br /><br />The EZ converter seems useless if you have Audacity or GarageBand.
  • Pros: Easy Controls
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

Cassette to MP3 Converter

Walmart
30 March 2010
  • Summary: Once installed the product is very simple to use. The links in the instructions went to dead webpages, so I had to look around and find the right pages. Also some of the documentation is incomplete. The product seems to work well, but the ones writing the instructions and the general information have likely only used it in sanitized settings and not the real world.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

Cassette to MP3 Converter

Walmart
30 March 2010
  • Summary: Once installed the product is very simple to use. The links in the instructions went to dead webpages, so I had to look around and find the right pages. Also some of the documentation is incomplete. The product seems to work well, but the ones writing the instructions and the general information have likely only used it in sanitized settings and not the real world.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

OK product

Walmart
30 March 2010
  • Summary: This product was pretty much what I expected after reading all the reviews. It's not great, but is the best thing for the money. The recording quality has been pretty good so far, if you know how to change the gain, make sure noise reducer is on. It is a very large pain to have to pay attention to the recording so you can manually seperate songs. There is no high speed recording.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

OK product

Walmart
30 March 2010
  • Summary: This product was pretty much what I expected after reading all the reviews. It's not great, but is the best thing for the money. The recording quality has been pretty good so far, if you know how to change the gain, make sure noise reducer is on. It is a very large pain to have to pay attention to the recording so you can manually seperate songs. There is no high speed recording.
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Overall 6
6.0

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tom, J&R
18 June 2008
  • Summary: To operate with an Imac Audacity software has to be downloaded and installed. Old version does not allow monitoring of sound. New version does, but has many problems, crashes 80% of the time after 3 minutes. Instructions with new version of Audacity either non existent, or hard to understand.
  • Pros: Easy To Use
  • Cons: Limited Functions
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