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Grace Digital GDI-Tape2USB200 USB Tape Player with Built-In Mic Includes PC/MAC Software (Discontinued by Manufacturer)


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  • Save your cassette tapes in stereo directly to your PC or Mac
  • Includes a built in speaker to monitor your recordings or play the tapes (regular or chrome) away from the computer or on your home stereo
  • Connects to your computer via USB or your home stereo to play tapes via standard left and right RCA jacks.
  • Built in counter to monitor your recording time
  • Package includes: USB recordable cassette player, Audacity software for Mac and PC, 9V DC power adapter, USB cable, RCA cable and user manual
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Product Specifications

Brand NameGrace Digital

Product Details

User's Guide [2.54mb PDF]
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 9.9 x 3.6 inches ; 2.4 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 4.1 pounds
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B003O9XJ02
  • Item model number: GDI-Tape2USB200
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (48 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #82,966 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 25, 2010

Product Description

Bring those old cassettes back to life - both store-bought or recorded from the radio or live performances--and save them to your PC with the Grace Digital USB cassette deck, which is compatible with both Windows- and Mac-based computers. Just plug the GDI-Tape2USB200 into your computer using the provided USB cable, install the software and start converting your music. It comes with everything you need to turn your music into digital MP3 files. The included Audacity software makes transfer and editing your music easy. Even store your music in your iTunes music library. When you're finished digitizing your cassettes to your computer, the GDI-Tape2USB200 can connect to your stereo system using the included RCA cables for convenient cassette listening wherever your stereo system resides. Other features include recording level adjustment, and a built in microphone. Preserve your memories - with Grace.

Customer Reviews

I returned it and got a replacement but still had the same problem.
Twink-Lynn
Occasionally and for a reason I have not yet discovered a song will be recording and you can watch the wave bands on the audacity software.
W. M. Troetel
I wanted a simple, single cassette tape deck to record computer mp3s to play in my car.
R. Stephen Franks

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

96 of 99 people found the following review helpful By W. M. Troetel on March 24, 2011
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I literally have hundreds of cassette tapes that I wanted to digitize for an iPOD, so I thought the purchase of the Grace Digital Tape2USB200 made sense. It does - however there are a number of "buts" that you need to be aware of before making the purchase. First, the initial unit sent from Amazon broke within two days - the various control dials did not work. I returned it and several days later a replacement arrived which does seem to work just fine.

Here are some of the issues that you need to consider before making this purchase:
1) Immediately discard the CD-ROM software from Audacity that comes with the device and go on line to audacity.sourceforge.net and download their 1.3.12 Beta version. It works much better than the Audacity software included with the unit.

2) Copying to digital is a slow matter. Those of us used to putting a CD-ROM in a computer and having the entire content load into iTunes in 30 seconds does not happen. Copying of tape to digital is a one to one process. A four minute song takes four minutes, so if you have tons of material to record be sure you have the time necessary to do the procedure.

3) Once the song is downloaded you have to stop the machine, enter the name of the song and artist and save it before starting the next song. This will add an additional 30 seconds to one minute to each song.

4) If you want to record an entire album and not break it up song-by-song you can do so, but when you put it into the iPOD or iTunes it will be the entire album as one entry, you cannot seek out individual tracks or bands. Thus I found it better to record song by song although it takes longer to do that.
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66 of 69 people found the following review helpful By Born Free on November 24, 2010
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I am now 75, and if I can do it, anybody can do it...This cassette player works great..! I already have several MP3 files uploaded to zSHARE of my digital piano gospel music specials in one day! I'm glad now I paid a little more and got this one...it was worth the extra.
The play back sounds excellent, and just as good as my original tapes made back in 1963. The play back is stable, and never changes from the correct pitch. The player is solid and powerful enough to play old cassettes that sometimes try to stick or stall and lower the sound or pitch.... We don't want that to happen! This tape player is Recommended!
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28 of 28 people found the following review helpful By Bokworm on February 18, 2011
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The machine set up and use was easy. Started copying tapes right away. The quality of the copy was identical to the original. The one problem: something broke. I copied four tapes. At the completion of the fifth, I couldn't eject the tape. Although there seemed to be no problem in how the tape fed (looking through the deck window)--and the fact I could rewind and play if I held the keys down---I could not eject the tape. None of the keys worked properly at that point. I could not get my tape out. I called the manufacturer and they said I had to ship it back in order to remove the tape. Since that would have put it past the 30 day return of Amazon--I tried taking it to someone locally. No one wanted to work on it--they said they would have to damage the machine in order to fix it. There was no easy way to open the tape deck. That is the problem. The local tech also said that this type of machine is cheap. When I objected that I didn't think $100 was cheap--he said that that type of machine had internal parts that were cheap and easily broken. I will tell you though--Amazon customer service was EXTRAORDINARY. They let me return the player (cassette still stuck in it unfortunately) and sent me a replacement. I have the replacement--but am honestly a little hesitant to use it....I am a fan of Amazon. I was not happy about not having a solution to fixing the problem locally however. I will say that when the machine works--it works well. But when it doesn't --it doesn't and it's not easy to have fixed.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Twink-Lynn on January 12, 2011
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Other purchasers of this product gave it a great review, so I decided to try it. No matter what I tried, I could not get the internal microphone to shut off, so it was recording the room sounds and my tapes were just in the background. I returned it and got a replacement but still had the same problem.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Emel Jay on January 27, 2011
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The stop/eject button, which is required to insert a tape into the device, didn't work. Wouldn't you think that this would be the first thing the quality assurance department would do before packing it up and sending it out? Buyer beware!!! I don't think these things are tested, and I don't think quality is on the top of Grace's list when it comes to these products. They're obviously poorly made and low quality. Get an analog cassette player and just use the audio output. That's what I'm going to do.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dyuti Majumdar on February 13, 2011
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The unit came with a CD that had an older version of Audacity (free software you can also download). However, the quality of the sound recorded was below expectation level. I downloaded the newest version of Audacity but with that, one out three times, the program will crash after recording a track (so I have to rewind and do over. After possibly finishing three tapes this tenuous way, the tape player completely stopped recording! Returned the unit to Amazon (they were good in returning the money).
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