PROS / A computer is not necessary to convert your records to CD.
CONS / This turntable is quite bulky.
VERDICT / The one-stop-shop design makes converting and playing records simple.
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Music aficionados everywhere agree that music played on a vinyl record somehow sounds better than in a digital format. Perhaps you can’t quite put your finger on it, but there is something comforting about a delicate needle passing over a record’s grooves. Never fear, those warm, rich tones aren’t gone forever; ION’s vinyl converter turntable, the ION LP 2 CD has come to the rescue. The ION LP 2 CD has the capability to convert your favorite vinyl LPs directly to CD, making it possible for you to jam out to Del Shannon’s "My Little Runaway" like you did when you were a kid.
The ION LP 2 CD converts your albums directly to CD or can transfer all of the songs to your computer via a USB port. Either way, because the vinyl converter turntable is playing the album while it records the music, the deep, rich sounds that emanate from an LP will be captured in digital format. Because the ION LP 2 CD is the only vinyl converter turntable on the market in our price point to include a built-in CD player, we’ve awarded it the Top Ten Reviews Gold Award. Additional features like anti-skate control, Gracenote software and RCA stereo outputs are simply the cherry on top of a fantastic product.
Dust off your LP collection and convert them to a digital format with the ION LP 2 CD USB turntable. Not only will you save the money you would have spent buying your favorite songs in iTunes, but you will get that rich, warm feeling embedded in a vinyl record, packaged into a digital format.
The majority of existing users couldn’t be happier with their LP 2 CD USB turntable and those who weren’t were able to implement the 90-day warranty to receive a replacement. Combine these elements with the player’s ability to burn a CD of your favorite songs without even touching a computer; we have to say ION LP 2 CD is the best solution for converting vinyl records to CD on the market.