ION USB Turntable Tips please.

  haricot 11:35 29 Oct 2007
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If anyone has got one of these can you tell me please:-

1 Does not being able to start and stop recording from the Turntable cause any problems. Why is this do you think and is it easy to do.

2 The fact that the software to remove hisses and crackles is only a Demo (apparently) does this mean that you can't use it to do that job and have to buy a full version or something, separately.

Finally "whybuynew" a site on the web sells these for £69.95 (as new). Do you reckon it is worth taking a chance or paying a bit more to make sure

  Stuartli 13:13 29 Oct 2007

Audacity will probably serve your requirements:

click here

or Nero has filtering etc available.

If you can get the ION for £70 in good condition then you'll save at least £30 - I suspect that once people have transferred all their vinyl to CDs they will not have much use for the turntable, especially if they have a standard one already.

  haricot 13:52 29 Oct 2007

Hi Stuartli, Thanks for coming back so soon.

Having thought a bit more about this, I have just remembered that I have an old but working Yamaha Amp upstairs that I used to use with my old Hifi set up.

Could I not use that with my current AR Turntable which I have in my current HiFi gear.and which is top class performance wise.

If so , can you or anyone else tell me what leads I need to join em all up ie I would download Audacity to use with it. But I am not very good technically to know how to set this kind of thing up.

BY the way , what audacity is best : 1.2.6 or 1.3.3
and are they both easy to use.

  DieSse 14:42 29 Oct 2007

"Could I not use that with my current AR Turntable which I have in my current HiFi gear.and which is top class performance wise."

Yes you can - probably.

You need a cable from a Line-out socket on the amp, to the line-in socket on your sound card.

The soundcard socket will almost certainly be a mini-stereo jackplug (like those found computer speakers).

The amp - you'll have to look at - though most of them, if they've got line-out, use phoo (sometimes caleed RCA) plugs.

Then get a cable from a local shop with the appropriate ends.

  DieSse 14:43 29 Oct 2007

phoo (phoo indeed!) = phono

  haricot 15:12 29 Oct 2007

Thanks DieSse

But as I said earlier, I am useless at this lark , not having done anything like it B4.

I presume a cable joins my own record deck to something..is that the amp or the computer ?

Can you spell it out for me ie stage by stage . Where does it start and what joins what with what .

Sorry about this but I am a touch naive about matters technical.

Any answers about audacity?

  haricot 15:12 29 Oct 2007

Thanks DieSse

But as I said earlier, I am useless at this lark , not having done anything like it B4.

I presume a cable joins my own record deck to something..is that the amp or the computer ?

Can you spell it out for me ie stage by stage . Where does it start and what joins what with what .

Sorry about this but I am a touch naive about matters technical.

Any answers about audacity?

  Stuartli 16:34 29 Oct 2007

See Section 3-12 at this very useful website:

click here

DieSse has given the basic details (I presume by mini-stereo jack plugs he/she means 3.5mm jack plugs, which are the most commonly used).

  DieSse 16:40 29 Oct 2007

Record Deck to amp - as it would usually be connected for playing records, and as you always had it connected.

Amp to computer - as I explained earlier - this is the cable you would need to buy.

Don't try and make it more complicated - it really isn't.

Sorry - but I know nothing about Audacity.

  haricot 08:46 30 Oct 2007

Thank you very much Stuartli and DieSse for your responses.

I really am grateful and will have a crack at this now.

Thanks again.

  keef66 13:45 30 Oct 2007

record deck to amp, it's usually 2 phono leads coming from the deck and going to the line in sockets on the amp.(and possibly an earth lead)

Amp to pc sound card you need a lead with 2 phono plugs on one end (which you connect to the line out sockets on the amp) and a 3.5mm stereo jack on the other end (which you connect to the line in socket on the soundcard)

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