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ION Profile LP Vinyl-to-MP3 Turntable

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  • Turns Records Into Mp3 Format
  • Mac & Pc Compatible
  • Plays Records On Home Stereo Without Needing A Preamplifier
  • Plug & Play Usb Computer Connection
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Profile Lp Usb Turntable

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The PROFILE series of LP-conversion systems is designed with contemporary, low-profile looks and is finished in sleek, piano black. Each model is designed to capture the music from your vinyl records and turn it into portable, flexible, digital MP3s that you can enjoy at home and on the go.

A turntable designed for use with your computer. Click to enlarge.

Easily convert your vinyl to MP3s.

Sleek, contemporary design.

The PROFILE LP Turntable
The PROFILE LP is an LP-conversion system based on a multi-speed USB turntable. When not converting records, you can simply enjoy your classic vinyl records using PROFILE LP as a standard record player.

The belt-driven PROFILE LP features 33 1/3 and 45 RPM settings, a high-quality tonearm and cartridge, a raise/lower lever for the tonearm, and a standard RCA output (in addition to the USB port) for use with normal stereo setups.

USB-Enabled
The turntable has simple USB output that enables you to capture music from records onto your computer. No drivers are necessary, simply plug it in to your Mac or PC and the audio will be sent via the USB port.

Conversion Software Included
The PROFILE LP includes a software CD with EZ Vinyl Converter for PC (with auto track detection) and EZ Audio Converter for Mac. They are the simplest way to record and convert vinyl directly to iTunes. Before you know it, you'll be listening to songs you haven't heard in years in iTunes or on your iPod. A free download version of EZ Vinyl Converter with Gracenote MusicID is included for automatic track naming.

What's in the Box
PROFILE LP Turntable, USB Cable, Slipmat, Software CD, 45 RPM Adapter, Quickstart Guide, Safety Instructions & Warranty Information


Product Information

Product Dimensions 18 x 15.5 x 6.5 inches
Item Weight 2.2 pounds
Shipping Weight 8.2 pounds
Domestic Shipping This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
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ASIN B0029QRA1U
Item model number ION PROFILE LP
Customer Reviews
3.6 out of 5 stars 354 customer reviews

3.6 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #48,371 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
#348 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Stereo System Components > Turntables
#496 in Electronics > Home Audio & Theater > Turntables & Accessories
Date first available at Amazon.com May 14, 2009

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This turntable made a great replacement for the 20 year old one I had been using. The turntable itself was very easy to set up; the included manual outlined the entire process. I did have an issue with the attached RCA cable being very short, only about 3 feet in length. I had to extend it using another RCA cable. The power cord is much longer though, and should reach the nearest outlet easily. The sound is very clear, even on my age-old system. I was, however unaware that the turntable has a pre-amp installed in it, so I was unable to hook it up to the Phono Input in my home theater system; I had to use one of the Aux/CD/Video imports.

I used Audacity to digitally record my albums on a Dell Inspiron running Windows 7, and the device was recognized and configured instantly. PLEASE NOTE that some of the settings may need to be altered, depending on what system you are running (the set-up guide explains this in detail). Other than a couple nuisances, this device was an excellent buy.
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Rec'd this turntable for christmas and haven't stopped using it. It does exactly what it was made to do, convert vinyl to mp3s or cds. I don't understand why someone would buy this item to be used as a turntable to listen to their records. The product is a USB turntable to Convert. Oh well, the only part I wasn't thrilled with was having to download itunes software. The "ez vinyl" that comes with this transfers the recorded media to itunes. Not a problem, I just dragged and dropped to windows media player and either burned cds or sync to my mp3 player (it is not an ipod). The additional software in the box, "audacity" took out the clicks and cracks without much work on my part. You can also convert 78's with the audacity software.
This item looks great (with it's smooth black piano finish) and so far has done a wonderful job. I can finally get some real oldies transfered to my mp3 player. I can honestly say this is the best gift I rec'd this year and recommend it highly.
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By Kelly on December 22, 2009
I had to download the installation file from their website rather than from the CD (outdated) but once that was installed, I was golden. I wasn't prepared for the mp3's to sound as good as they did. Very, very easy to record songs & they sound great!
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I ordered this turntable to replace an old one because the price was right and the software sounded user-friendly. True in both cases, and the audio quality is genuinely good. I was very pleased with the purchase, until, about two months after purchase, it started malfunctioning. I would go to play a record, and as I was moving the arm to the record (there is no "start" button, only a "stop" one-- a definite issue that I wish I'd been aware of), I would feel something catch and it would push the arm back to the cradle. Time after time, it would keep pushing the arm back to the cradle, over and over, no matter if I lifted it high or low. It got, needless to say, very irritating. When I contacted the manufacturer, I was told that it was a mechanical issue and that I would have to return it to them for repair--on my dime, and which would take two to four weeks. Instead, I contacted good ol' Amazon, who of course sent a free replacement right away.

That one worked for about two weeks, until I started noticing a decreasing quality in the sound of my records-- odd volume modulations, distortion, etc. At first I thought it was my speakers or receiver, but when I switched to radio or CD, they sounded great. Nope, it was my wonderful Ion turntable again.

I'm returning it for the second time, this time for just a refund, which I'm applying towards the purchase of a Sony. What a POS. You get what you pay for, guys.
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If you're over 40 -- remember your first stereo? It probably had a turntable (phonograph) attached to the tuner and amplifier. I'm amazed that ION chose to reproduce that turntable for its low-end unit. The tonearm is flimsy and lacks any adjustments: I almost got out a penny to see if records would track better. Further, the volume out of the USB connection was much too low to be usable with my Mac and its Audacity software.

The nicest thing I can say is that the plastic cover seemed good.

I'd previously returned a Numark TTUSB to the store because it had developed a wow issue. This product was no substitute, not at any price. As such, I've returned it.

BTW, I'm not very pleased with the seller, either. Beach Camera chose to have me pay all postage to return the unit, costing me almost $15 for a $65 purchase. I'll be interested to see if I get my full money back, and I now know better than to use this seller again.
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Unless you're a high tech audiophile, this is all you need. It makes the process of converting vinyl to mp3 very easy. It's great when a product is not over-thought. It is easy to record one song, or an album side. The songs go into itunes automatically. The software allows you to choose the quality of the recording in kbps.

The only downside is that the editing software recommendation - Audacity (freeware) - doesn't save files back to the original file location. You have to do a "save as" and look for itunes folder by artist/album. But Audacity is a simple tool to remove dust/scratches at the beginning and end of a song. Its easy to fade out songs to minimize record noise.

Word of warning: The turntable can pick up ambient vibration from footsteps and even conversations, so find a quiet place to record. (I was wondering what the background voice was on the beginning of a track, until I realized it was me talking to my wife.)

Also, turn off all computer alerts cause the "dings" and "chirps" get recorded too when they go off.

One last little complaint - the lever that lifts the needle off the record moves the arm, so its not a very precise up and down.

Other than that, you're good to go. I just wish I had kept my vinyl in better condition. But I never thought 25 years ago that I'd be doing this.
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