Ion Audio TTUSB10 USB Turntable with Dust Cover

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Digitize your old vinyl and cassettes the easy way with the Ion Audio TTUSB10 turntable, which connects to your computer via USB.

The TTUSB10 is an high-end turntable with USB connection enabling anyone to transfer music from records to computer. On your computer, you can listen to your music, record it to CD, or transfer it to your iPod or MP3 player and take it with you.

Ion Audio's TTUSB10 connects with ease to your home stereo with a switchable-level output. You can connect the Ion TTUSB10 to your stereo even if you don't have a phono input -- no preamp required!

Portable and Flexible

ION's exclusive software suite gives you a powerful set of tools that make transferring your music easy. EZ Vinyl Converter is the best way to record and convert vinyl directly to your iTunes music library. PC users can download a version of EZ Vinyl Converter with Gracenote MusicID technology for free. It automatically adds album, artist, and song information for you!

Line Input Jack

Ion Audio's TTUSB10 also has a line input jack so you can connect other music sources such as cassette decks, and turn your other music into MP3s. Its built-in dust cover protect your turntable from dust and dirt.

Rediscover your records and take your music to go with TTUSB10.

Key Features

- Turn your records into MP3s
- Play records on your home stereo
- Plug and Play USB connection: no drivers needed!
- Adjustable anti-skate control for increased stereo balancing
- 33 1/3 and 45 RPM settings
- Switchable-level RCA output
- 1/8" stereo line input digitize music from cassettes or other sources
- Included software read more quickly transfers your music to iTunes
- Built-in dust cover

Includes:

- TTUSB10 turntable
- Dust cover, attached
- Slipmat
- 45RPM adapter
- Cartridge with pre-assembled stylus
- USB cable
- Audio cables, attached
- Power cable, attached
- Software CD
- Quick start guide

Note: Some assembly required.
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Computer Requirements
PC running Windows 98SE, 2000, ME, XP

Mac running OS9 or higher

One available USB1.1 port or higher

Compatible with most standard operating system drivers

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 888-800-0681
Email:
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Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 3.5 out of 5 stars. (51 ratings)
Submitted September 15, 2008 by a customer from telus.net
"Decent Product for the Price"
Overall: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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Sound
The stylus is average quality. I suppose if you want to pay a lot more you could pick up a better stylus. Overall I have had pretty decent results. Early on, I noticed a lot of distortion, caused by too high of input levels. The manual is a little unclear, leading the reader to assume it is only applicable when using the analog RCA output to a standard receiver, but I experimented and found that by default the unit ships with the gain at full... turn it down and it should solve the distortion caused by the volume level being too high. The other difficulty I have has is occasional skips on the record which only seem to occur for me when playing a disc with a strong kick bass, especially on 12" singles which have louder volumes as a rule. It might be as simple as adjusting the balance on the tonearm. Finally, I haven't yet been able to successfully get a tape to digitize via the 1/8" stereo input jack yet... it comes out mono and very low volume. However, again I will experiment as I did with the gain before concluding that it is the fault of the Ion -- might be me. Overall, a decent product. If you want better quality, you will pay for it.

Features
The Start/Stop feature is handy. This often does not come with consumer turntables, only with professional ones intended for broadcast or DJ applications. Some might criticize it for not being fully automatic and having the tonearm return read more at the end of the record, but some records run very close to the centre label... and it can be frustrating if it picks up before the true end, so the lack of this feature doesn't bother me. The 1/8" stereo input is a great idea.... I am still figuring out how to get it to work properly, but assuming I can, it's an excellent bonus feature. The Gain control is useful, but the only complaint about it is its location on the back -- hard to get to while playing a record.

Ease of Use
Very easy to use. As pointed out earlier, the manual is a little unclear about a couple of things, but through experimenting it should become intuitive to use.

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