Excerpt: For all you aspiring DJ’s out there, Ion presents a turntable that you can plug into your PC. Just like the one your father had (but never let you use) the Ion USB Turntable plays all your records.
"Funktastic" from Los Angeles, CA, Sonic Electronix
30 December 2010
Conclusion: If you're looking for an all-in-one, satisfying, affordable turntable solution, this guy is pretty much your best bet. It feels like it could be sturdier, but it doesn't feel flimsy or particularly cheap. It's actually quite satisfying to use. I got this so I could integrate it into my Home Theater PC setup, and it works wonderfully. There are a couple caveats, though: 1) The RCA cables come hardwired into the unit, and they are RIDICULOUSLY short. Like, 2 feet.
Conclusion: Bought this on an impulse. What a great new toy! I've got piles of LPs and 45 singles from the 60s and 70s. Havent been able to play them in years and am in the process of converting them all to MP3 for my Ipod. What a blast to take this walk down memory lane. I dont understand some of the negative reviews. It works great. And yes, I'm using a MAC--one reviewer said it didnt record with his Mac.
Nimrod from Fernandina Beach, FL, Sonic Electronix
16 November 2010
Conclusion: Mechanically, the turntable works well. However, it lacks any way to attenuate the output, and it overloads the program for making CD's to such an extent as to make it unworkable. It badly needs a control to attenuate the output!!
Excerpt: "Ion Profile LP Vinyl-Archiving Turntable I thought I had better quickly review this as I have just sold it on Ebay! We bought this through Ebay about a year ago in order to convert our vinyl albums into mp3 on the computer. Having achieved this rather mammoth task we have decided it is unlikely that we will have any further need for it and so we have just today sold it. I was busy wrapping up carefully in its original box and thought about reviewing ...
Pros: We are now all digital - all vinyls converted with this