As technology marches onwards through my
house I have long forsaken the ability to play my record collection as I no
longer have a turntable, nor any means to play one even if I did, due the computer
taking on the weight of entertainment functions. ION‘s USB turntable seems like
a good idea simply for providing a good excuse to dust off those old 45s even
though I don’t particulary go for the idea of turning them into MP3s where the
magical crackle and hiss of vinyl would simply be unwelcome rather than charming.
The USB turntable does come with Audacity to enable you to digitise your record
collection if you so desire and the unit is plug-and-play so there won’t any
need to fiddle about with drivers either. It is currently going for $140 (around
£80) in the States.
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