Ion Audio iPTUSB Portable USB Turntable

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Easily archive your vinyl collection with the simple, portable Ion Audio iPTUSB USB turntable. It comes with Windows-compatible recording software.

ION Audio has created a revolutionary battery operated portable USB turntable allowing you to convert your old vinyl collection to CD or MP3 with included recording software. (No special drivers needed)

This turntable also has a line level output for connecting to any home stereo with an AUX input and a built-in speaker for stand-alone operation.

Key Features
USB output

Protective dustcover and integrated carrying handle

Fits inside a standard 12 in. record case

Battery powered by 6 "D" cells (not included) or AC Wall adapter (included)

Built-in speaker

Belt-drive motor with 33, 45 and 78 RPM settings

+/-10% pitch control

Plays all standard sized records up to 12 in.

Line level and headphone output

45 adapter included

Cartridge included

USB cable included

Note: Some assembly required.

Computer Requirements
PC running Windows XP or Vista
Mac running OS9 or higher
One available USB1.1 port or higher
Compatible with most standard operating system drivers

Protective cover
Power adapter
USB cable
Recording software CD (Windows compatible-only)
Quick Start guide

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 888-800-0681

Submitted July 27, 2008

Ion Audio iPTUSB Customer Review

Overall: 3 out of 5 stars
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Well-featured but cheap-sounding record player.
When connected by USB, is adds a background buzz that really intrudes on softer music (such as classical). Other than that, the sound quality is functional but nothing special. Midrange and treble sounds fine, but bass carries badly.
Very well featured. Has every connection you could want, powered by battery or wall. Would have been nice if it had been supplied with phono plugs.
Ease of Use
Easily configurable, but auto-start/auto-stop would have been nice, especially on something designed to archive
Box itself is sturdy but turntable arm is flimsy plastic, and connectors are very poor quality, notably USB.
Hard to compare, it sounds like a record player that costs 50 less, except that it has USB

Musical Background:

Amateur violinist

Musical Style:

Classical, Rock
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