The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

30 January 2006

Yet another vinyl component

I've previously bent your ear about the Teac GF-350 shelf system, which neatly combines a three-speed turntable and a CD recorder in a retro-styled medium-fi box.

Of course, if all you want to do is fill up an iPod, this is probably not the tool for you, and as of last night at 9 pm, four people had written me about Ion's iTTUSB two-speed USB turntable, which plugs into the USB port on your sound card, assuming you have a USB port on your sound card. (Mine doesn't, but then it's old.)

The Ion comes with Audacity recording software, which I haven't tried, and has already drawn a lot of discussion at Engadget, not all of it positive, despite the fact that it's not supposed to ship until mid-April.

Posted at 7:10 AM to Entirely Too Cool


Wait! At least tell me I was the first to alert you! :-)

Posted by: Donna at 7:50 AM on 30 January 2006

Second, actually, though by only a couple of minutes.

Posted by: CGHill at 8:00 AM on 30 January 2006

I've found the 3-speed turnable the best part of the Teac. The extra step of putting the CD it makes into my computer and ripping the songs so I can Pod them is well worth those extra 33 RPMs up from the old '45s, because I've got a whole new set of recorded toys I can play with.

Posted by: Brett at 12:27 PM on 30 January 2006

See, Bloggorhea?(salon.com post above).This is exactly what I had in mind when I was discussing your "better to post something conforming..." attitude. Right here we have all the information we need about gadgets. Wow! Bet you can't find this stuff any place else on the web!?

Posted by: Ramblin Rose at 6:56 PM on 30 January 2006

I am completely unique, just like everyone else.

Posted by: CGHill at 6:58 PM on 30 January 2006