We looked at ION’s Tape Express recently for easy digitization of cassettes, but what do you do with that large collection of vinyl you’ve got stashed away? Well, thanks to this LP-to-iPod conversion system called the ION iPROFILE USB Turntable, you can transfer your old records either directly to your iPod, to your computer, or even hook it up to your stereo for standard record play-back.
Playing and transferring all your old LPs, 12″s and singles, the ION iPROFILE iPod Turntable includes an integrated Universal Dock for iPod, charging and storing converted music in the voice memo section of your 1st/2nd Gen Nano or 5th Gen Classic. These tracks are later updated with song info by the included Gracenote software once you connect your iPod to your computer.
The iProfile Turntable can also connect to your computer over USB, requires no additional drivers and includes easy-to-use EZ Vinyl/Tape Converter software for Linux, Windows and Mac – walking you through your MP3 conversions. Alternatively, you can use your favorite recording software instead (as long as it supports USB audio devices) and with a line-level output (audio in/out cable included) and pre-amp, you can connect this dual-purpose turntable/iPod dock to just about any stereo system for both vinyl or MP3 playback.
Compatible with 33 and 45 RPM records (78s too via software), the ION iPROFILE LP-to-iPod Turntable is available now from Firebox.com (EU only) for £99.95, or on special at Amazon.com (albeit with a seemingly different look) for $199.99.