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ION TAPE2PC USB Cassette Archiver

  • TAPE2PC
  • Quickly transfer music on your tapes to MP3 format on your computer
  • Dual dubbing cassette deck
  • Plug & Play USB audio interface no drivers needed
  • Metal and CrO2 tape selector
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The TAPE 2 PC dubbing deck lets you upgrade your cassette tape collect to digital recordings, mix, and enjoy your old favorites on your component stereo. The deck connects to your computer's USB port, so you can record MP3's from your cassette tapes easily. Use the RCA jacks to connect to your stereo, and you'll be reminiscing with your old tunes in no time!

The deck works as a Plug N Play device with either Mac or PC, so you can spend your time listening to your music instead of hassling with drivers. The included EZ software (Tape Converter for PC, and Audio Converter for Mac) helps you make the cleanest recordings possible, and tags your tracks for easy sorting in your digital music library.

Enjoy all your old favorites in your car or on your iPod, and save wear and tear on the original tapes. It's time to dust off that cassette collection and start ripping with the Tape 2 PC cassette deck!

  • newegg Update Your Cassette Tapes to MP3 Plug the ION TAPE2PC to your computer and easily convert your cassette tapes to MP3s using the bundled EZ Converter software. The software automatically retrieves track names and other information using Gracenote MusicID technology and imports the music directly to your iTunes library.
  • newegg USB Interface The ION iCUE features a USB interface for plug-and-play connectivity to any USB-equipped Mac or PC.

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General

Brand
ION
Name
USB Cassette Archiver
Model
TAPE2PC
Type
Effects

Features

Features
ION has created a revolutionary USB dual cassette deck allowing you to convert your cassette collection to CD or MP3 with included recording software. (NO SPECIAL DRIVERS NEEDED).

TAPE2PC comes bundled with EZ Tape Converter by MixMeister, which converts your audio cassette recordings directly into iTunes. In just a few mouse clicks, you'll be up and running with digital versions of your tapes.

Specs

Specifications
Quickly transfer music on your tapes to MP3 format on your computer

Dual dubbing cassette deck

Plug & Play USB audio interface no drivers needed

Metal and CrO2 tape selector

PC and Mac compatible

Audacity (Mac and PC) and EZ Tape Converter (PC) recording software included

PC Requirements: Windows XP or Vista; One available USB1.1 port or higher

Mac Requirements: Mac OS9 or higher; One available USB1.1 port or higher

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  • Amy M.
  • 8/2/2011 11:22:59 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsWorks well

Pros: Works as advertised.

Cons: Difficult to get the gain correct from cassette to cassette. Not able to listen to the tracks via PC unless you use the included software. Software forces you to use iTunes to import finished tracks.

Other Thoughts: (using via Windows 7 ultimate 64-bit)

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  • Charles T.
  • 6/10/2009 8:29:26 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsconverting old cassettes to ipod

Pros: Was able to setup and use quickly. Software was easy to use and I quickly converted old hard to replace cassettes to mpgs to be able to play on ipod and burn to DVD.

Cons: software very unforgiving

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  • Anonymous
  • 12/28/2008 10:02:43 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsA simple cable can do the same thing...

Pros: Simplicity; you just plug into your USB port, pop in your cassettes and record MP3s on your computer.

Cons: Definite overkill, considering that virtually EVERY computer with sound has an analog-to-digital converter built in, and you can capture analog audio from ANY source (LPs, 8-tracks, DAT tapes, MiniDiscs) using a much less expensive cable and any of several free digital audio recording programs.

Other Thoughts: All you need is a cable with stereo RCA plugs on one end, and a 3.5mm stereo plug on the other end. Connect the RCA plugs to the "line out" jacks on the tape deck, and plug the 3.5mm plug into the line in jack on the back of your computer (it's colored light blue, usually). Download the free CDex software and sample and convert the analog audio to MP3 files. I did this five years ago with my entire cassette collection, and love the fact that I can now listen to all my old tapes on my iPod.

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  • Hemant P.
  • 7/29/2008 5:31:53 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsgreat product

Pros: Install the software and plug it in and its as easy and one to three. the quality is great. if you have tape and want to convert them to digital so you can burn them to cd's this is the best way to do it.

Cons: non

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  • George E.
  • 6/26/2008 6:40:30 AM
  • Tech Level: Somewhat High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggs

Pros: cassette player that's still available commercially

Cons: ridiculous. any cassette device with a line-out jack will deliver the same service at at least half the cost.

Other Thoughts: if you're willing to spend this much just to dub cassettes, you don't need shopping advice; you need shopping therapy. for the same price you can get the same functionality plus additional media options.

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  • James S.
  • 5/2/2008 4:34:42 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsConvert Cassettapes to mp3

Pros: USB

Cons: Way overpriced

Other Thoughts: This is for not yet purchased. Hook this up to your usb port. Download AUDACITY (free) convert all your tapes to MP3. ABOUT 4 to 6 90 min tapes on one cd mp3.

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  • Anonymous
  • 4/24/2008 10:03:54 AM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

5 out of 5 eggsnot yet purchase

Pros: not yet rated

Cons: not yet rated

Other Thoughts: i just have a question for any of the 3 owner of this product. when you transfer your 90 min cassette to mp3 formats can you then trnsfer to a cdr witch is only 80 min? help me before i purchase. thank you for your help.

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  • Mike S.
  • 3/22/2008 10:24:41 PM
  • Tech Level: Low
  • Ownership: less than 1 day

1 out of 5 eggsUnconvincing

Pros: Looks fancy, dual cassette deck, "USB"

Cons: Over a decade ago, I remember having a soundblaster compatible (Mediavision) soundcard in a 486SX25 computer. Even back then (just as today), the soundcard had a stereo line-in port. Using the standard stereo line-in, I connected my brothers dual cassette deck "boombox" to the computer and recorded directly to the PC. So I'm really not sure what value this device delivers. I think walmart sells stereos with line-out jacks for much less than a Benji.

Other Thoughts: Seems like a high-priced gimmick for technology that existed over a 15 years ago. Granted, back then MP3 didn't exist and hard drive capacities didn't make full song recording feasible. But this product doesn't deliver any tangible benefits that I can comprehend.

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  • Amadeus K.
  • 3/3/2008 8:50:35 PM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year
  • Verified Owner

4 out of 5 eggsGood but not as quick as claimed

Pros: Simple to operate, reliable

Cons: "high speed" dubbing not so high speed...

Other Thoughts: I really like this product as I have 2000 cassettes to transfer over to mp3. The only drawbackis the fact that you have to high speed dub to the program and then convert to mp3, this makes the high speed dubbing not quite so high speed. It only saves about 5 minutes... on a 90 minute cassette that's not worth the effort when you can skip the step and simply record at normal speed... Overall I likethis product though.

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  • Anonymous
  • 1/3/2008 11:55:05 AM
  • Tech Level: High
  • Ownership: 1 day to 1 week
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Product

Pros: This Cassette Archiver makes converting Audio Tapes to MP3 files so easy. Anybody can do this with this Cassette Archiver

Cons: I can't think of anything bad to say about this.

Other Thoughts: Great Product.

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