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Ion Audio iPTUSB Portable USB Turntable with Software and Built-in Speaker
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- Turns records into MP3 format
- Protective dust cover with integrated carrying handle
- Fits in a standard 12" record case
- Battery-powered by 6 D batteries or AC power adapter
- Built-in speaker
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|Dimensions||14 inches x 5.5 inches x 17.5 inches||4.05 inches x 15.23 inches x 16.45 inches||6.38 inches x 13.38 inches x 13.75 inches||17.75 inches x 13.88 inches x 6 inches|
|Item Weight||6 pounds||7.71 pounds||5.5 pounds||23.5 pounds|
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The Ion Audio iPTUSB portable, USB-connected turntable (see larger image
as well as a schematic of control panel features).
| The iPTUSB also has a line input jack so you can connect other music sources such as cassette decks, and turn your other music into MP3s. It also includes controls for adjusting the gain (if audio from the turntable is too quite or too loud), audio level of the line out, tone control, and pitch control (up to ±10 percent). Once on your computer, you can listen, make custom playlists, record it to CD, and transfer it to your iPod or MP3 player. It has a built-in speaker for listening to your records and monitoring your recordings. |
It comes with everything you need to turn your music into digital MP3 files. ION's exclusive software suite makes transfer and editing your music easy. EZ Vinyl Converter provides an easy way to transfer your music and import it into your iTunes music library. And it also includes a dust cover with handle, cartridge with stylus, 45RPM adapter, cables, and slipmat.
What's in the Box
With EZ Vinyl Converter, you can quickly start recording LP tracks...
...and then tag individual tracks with artist, album, and song title tags.
Top Customer Reviews
Anyway, for what it does do, I am happy enough with this. I find the sound quality (from the USB!) to be more than adequate. I like the lightness and portability. It is very easy to set up and use temporarily, do a few records when time permits, and then close it up and get it out of your way when done, does not claim a dedicated chunk of real estate somewhere on your desk or on your shelf.
I would have done the "gain" knob for the USB a little differently.Read more ›
The turntable works fine. No complaints. However, using the Audacity software makes recording a vinyl album very time consuming. You must stop after EACH TRACK to input the track information. With the simpler program, you could enter each track's info on the fly while the turntable continues to record the next track (but I could not get this program to actually record). If you don't care about the track information, I suppose you could record each side of an album as one mp3 file. But if you want to know which song you are playing and which album after you transfer the file to your iPod, you must do each track separately. Not difficult, mind you, but takes a while.
If you listen to music without any perfectly "constant tones", like rap (with no melody), there's nothing wrong with this turntable.
Otherwise, especially when you hear a piano or an orchestra, I'm annoyed by the flutter in the speed - a rapid repeating speedup-and-slowdown, real fast, maybe 10 times a second, that makes the music "flutter", like when you talk to yourself in front of the spinning blades of a fan. Subtle, but it's DEFINITELY there, and very annoying.
I get around this problem by putting a MASSIVE thick 12-inch clay Victrola record from the 1920's on the turntable, underneath the record I'm playing. That acts as a "flywheel" to add weight and mass to the turntable, and even out the speed, eliminating the flutter. You can stack a couple heavier-weight LPs under your record. (Or, if you're using this to play Victrola records - problem solved right there.)
Then the turntable sounds OK.
But when I turn up the volume, on the loud parts, the amp tries to drive itself harder than it's capable of, and "sucks power" away from the turntable motor, and the speed slows down in the loud parts of the music. That REALLY SUCKS when the orchestra swells then the pitch goes flat.
So, if you DON'T PLAY IT LOUD (connect it to an external amp if you want it loud, don't try to use the internal speaker), and you PUT A COUPLE HEAVY RECORDS ON THE TURNTABLE underneath the one you're playing to even out the flutter, it's fine.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I cannot say that I love the Ion Audio Portable Turntable. I LIKE it. I would LOVE it if you could turn the sound up more. Read morePublished 3 months ago by bookworm
My husband and I have had this record player for several years now, and we absolutely love it! I researched for hours before buying it, and was very happy with the purchase (and so... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Amy
I have had this for almost six years, and I do use it regularly. I take somewhat good care of it, but it still sounds great (for what it is) when connected to speakers or... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Joel Ramirez Aguirre
Looks good and dose the job but if your looking to put your vinyl on your computeon this is not the onePublished 19 months ago by Dean
it broke about 1 year in, then my son unplugged it, plugged it back in and it worked. I have no patience for that mysterious techno-voodoo crap. Read morePublished 21 months ago by mister_kevin
Worked great to turn my dads records to digital on our computer and then to cds for his truck. Fun too as now we have a working record player in the house...Published on August 13, 2014 by Scott Bienz
This is a clone, identical to the Numark portable. (See my review there).
The Numark, however, is a third less money ! Read more