Summary: GREAT VALUE, BEAUTIFUL WORKMANSHIP, AND APPEARANCE, BUT MINOR ANNOYANCES ABOUND, SUCH AS THE COVER IS NOT HINGED SO THAT YOU MUST FIND A PLACE FOR IT WHEN YOU'RE PLAYING RECORDS. THERE IS NO 'CUE' SWITCH SO THAT YOU MUST PHYSICALLY HUNT FOR THE BEGINNING OF A TRACK, AND FINALLY, THE POWER SWITCH IS LOCATED AT THE REAR OF THE MACHINE (!?
Summary: First the cons; It's not automatic so it requires monitoring during recording. The RCA cords are permanently attached and somewhat in the way. If you are using a MAC you need a lot of patience. It took me three days and tech support to get it working. Audacity can be just that. MAC's need LameLib in order for Audacity to save as MP3. After three days I finally got LameLib downloaded and working with Audacity.
Summary: The Ion USB Turntable was a gift that held much promise to convert vinyl recordings to MP3 files to add to my iPod. The unit looks and sounds great as the records play through the Apple G-5's sound card. Unfortunately the recordings are in wav format and you have to download additional software (LAME MP3 Encoder) to convert the wav file to mp3. The link they provided is a dead end, and the forums are full of comments by other users who have exactly the same problem.
Summary: I've got a huge vinyl library that dates back to my life in the 60s. We've moved a few times and always carried our collection with, damp basements, hot barns, the records have been everywhere. We've added music over the years because some things are just not available on CD. Well, recently we changed our audio setup and we no longer had room for our turntable. I use a Mac so I picked up an iMic but was never happy with the quality or the software.
Summary: To me a good product is 4 star, something exceptional to make it 5, one off for each significant drawback. The two with ION TTUSB:
-the EZ Vinyl Software generates frequent 'cannot convert file' messages when converting to itunes, whereupon it must start over converting the LP, even if it successfully converted several tracks.
Für das digitalisieren von familiären VinylPlattensammlungen sehr geeignet!
29 October 2011
Summary: Als das Gerät ankam, hatte ich schon Mores, denn mit dem Anschließen des normalem Plattenspielers am PC hatte ich trotz diverser Versuche mit Entzerrfiltern etliche Brummgeräusche in den Aufnahmen. Audacity hatte ich schon aufgespielt und nachdem ich den USB Plattenspieler angeschlossen hatte, wurde er auch gleich von XP gefunden und stand mir in Audacity zur Verfügung.