[FoRK] ION USB Turntable

Ian Andrew Bell < FoRK at ianbell.com > on > Sun Sep 24 02:13:47 PDT 2006

Can't do anything fun with a belt-drive turntable.  From my years as  
a club DJ the Technics SL-1200 was the shiznit because it was Direct  
Drive, which allows you to use your fingers to modulate pitch (speed)  
and scratch, cue, etc.

Good for recording from vinyl to MP3, bad for performance.


On 23-Sep-06, at 4:05 PM, Stephen D. Williams wrote:

> http://www.urbanoutfitters.com/shopping/product/detailmain.jsp? 
> itemID=10708&itemType=PRODUCT&iProductID=10708&crosssell=1
> I bet there's a legacy audiophile here who would appreciate this  
> peripheral:
>    Product Description
> Turn all those dusty LPs into digital gold with this USB-ready  
> turntable, or get started on that career as a DJ. Both MAC and PC  
> compatible, it's easy as pie with a plug-and-play guarantee and  
> easy-to-use software that'll have your hot tracks jockeying on the  
> decks and on your MP3 player. The belt-drive turntable has two  
> convenient start-stop buttons for multiple setup options, as well  
> as anti-skating, 33 1/3 and 45 speeds (plus a 45 adapter), RCA and  
> USB lines out, a 1/8" stereo input, pitch control, a built-in pre- 
> amplifier, a cartridge and stylus, and rubber feet that won't slip.  
> The turntable also comes with all the software and cords you'll  
> need to get set up in a jiffy. 90 days parts and labor
> * MAC and PC compatible
> * Plastic / electronics / rubber
> * 20 1/3"l, 17 1/6"w, 6 4/5"h
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