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.
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.
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.
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...
Summary: The turntable I received is absolutely worthless. I've been able to record only one song during the past month -- at least it worked once. Most of the time the unit simply will not process any sound.
Cons: Assembly required. I waited 4 days too long to request authorization for return. This item has a 30 day return policy.
Summary: Good deal. I would buy this off the shelf rather than order from NewEgg. Oh yeah I had too. Took 'em a week to find out (after I was charged for it) they didn't have any in stock. First time this has happened and I am still ordering items from NewEgg because I have had more pleasant experiences than...
Pros: Pros are simple setup, installed software easily. Started converting old vinyls into digital format!
Cons: MUST I repeat MUST install iTunes to convert and that sucks!
Summary: You can attach any turntable to your computer through its sound card. You just need an audio adapter to hook into the microphone jack in the back of your computer.
Pros: If it worked, it would be quick and easy to use.
Cons: Plastic. Belt drive. Didn't work properly on my Dell...it would record, but would turn off sound completely for the computer. Disconnecting the usb cable sometimes brought back the sound, but other times it required a restart. The software provided is Audacity, which is free to download on the web.
Summary: lots of other turntables out there, but for $130 theres nothing that compares
Pros: quality is excellent, software is really easy to use. Downloading the mp3 encoder is about the only thing the user has to do out of there way to get going but the directions tell u exactly where to get it.
Cons: not an automatic turntable but its no big deal since most of the time theres a few songs you want from each vinyl and not the entire album