ION Audio’s LP DOCK USB Turntable
- Product Name: ION Audio LP DOCK USB Turntable
- Manufacturer: ION Audio
- Review Date: January 08, 2008 15:27
- MSRP: $299
- First Impression: Pretty Cool
ION Audio introduced its LP DOCK, an innovative new USB turntable that allows users to convert Vinyl LP records to directly to iTunes and/or iPod. LP DOCK is the first of its kind to deliver direct-to-iPod technology.
ION Audio’s LP DOCK USB Turntable easily transfers old vinyl collections directly to your iTunes library or an iPod. Included software quickly and easily archives records to a computer for transfer to CD or any MP3 player and cleans up noisy pops and clicks inherent on some old vinyl recordings.
Users of earlier iPod models can transfer captured vinyl recordings from LP DOCK to their iPod through iTunes; included software easily transfers vinyl directly to the user’s iTunes Library. Owners of iPod Classic or 5th generation (Video) and 2nd or 3rd generation iPod nano can record directly from vinyl to iPod without a computer.
LP DOCK includes 33 1/3 and 45 RPM speeds. 78 RPM recording is also possible using the included software. Line level outputs enable easy connection to home AV receivers without a Phono input on the receiver, making LP DOCK a great match for home stereo setups or a home office.
The LP DOCK comes complete with EZ Vinyl Converter 2 (PC) and EZ Audio Converter (Mac); the simplest way to record and convert vinyl directly to iTunes. EZ Vinyl Converter 2 features Gracenote® MusicID technology, which analyzes incoming vinyl recordings and automatically retrieves album, artist and song information from the Internet. EZ Audio Converter lets you easily enter track information. With EZ Vinyl or Audio Recorder software, anyone can now digitally archive their record collection in just a few mouse clicks.
LP DOCK has a suggested retail price of $299 and will be available by the end of January.
For more information contact www.ion-audio.com
Do you get the feeling these guys are just showing off for it's own sake?
Sony just released their first 11" OLED at $1800
Toshiba isn't going to release any at all based on manufacturing costs
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Samsung didn't talk price (heck, they didn't have a price tag on a single item in their booth) but many times these tech showcases are just stuff they are exploring.
So what kind of price differential are we talking about here? Did Samsung actually have an MSRP for the 31" model? If mass production were to indeed start in 2010 of mid to large sized models, what price point is Samsung shooting for and what was the maximum size they were touting?