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iConvert® USB Turntable

The fast, easy way to digitize your album collection!


Convert your 33 and 45 rpm vinyl records to digital files at home.
The iConvert® USB Turntable lets you preserve your favorite vinyl that degrades over time as digital files. Simply connect it to your computer, play your albums, and let the downloads begin! It's fast, easy and you won't have to pay a professional. The included software lets you edit and personalize your digital music files. You can also load files to your preferred software to burn CDs or download songs to your MP3 player.

Connects to your PC or Mac®.
The iConvert USB Turntable easily connects to your computer with the included USB cable. It's compatible with Windows® XP and Mac® OS X 10.4 and later (with Intel® processor). The line-out port also lets you connect our turntable to your home stereo system (cables included).

Don't let your memories fade away. Preserve them with the iConvert USB Turntable from Brookstone.

NOTE: The iConvert USB Turntable requires updated software for use with Windows 7. Click here to download this software update.

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iConvert® USB Turntable

634899p

Customer Rating

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iConvert® USB Turntable
 
3.2

(based on 19 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • Excellent sound (8)
  • Consistent (6)

Cons

  • Limited features (7)
  • Difficult to use (3)

Best Uses

  • Amateur recording (11)
  • Home studio (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (13), Novice (4)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

very good investment

READ OTHERS REVIEWS ABOUT THE PRODUCT AND WENT AHEAD AND MADE THE PURCHASE EVEN THOUGH PEOPLE GRIPE ABOUT IT DOESNT WORK, SOUND QUALITY NOT GOOD, AND COMPATABILITY ISSUES. I AM USING WINDOWS VISTA...Read complete review

READ OTHERS REVIEWS ABOUT THE PRODUCT AND WENT AHEAD AND MADE THE PURCHASE EVEN THOUGH PEOPLE GRIPE ABOUT IT DOESNT WORK, SOUND QUALITY NOT GOOD, AND COMPATABILITY ISSUES. I AM USING WINDOWS VISTA AND HAVE NOT HAD ANY PROBLEMS YET WITH THE PRODUCT SEEMS TO WORK FINE. AND I AM VERY SATISFIED WITH THE PURCHASE. THE ONLY THING I DONT LIKE IS THE TINY USERS MANUAL THAT WAS SENT WITH IT BUT THERE IS A USERS MANUAL INCLUDED ON THE SETUP DISK U GET WITH THE PRODUCT. ALL IN ALL I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE PRODUCT

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

works for itunes

The RCA audio output cord is 2' long (too short) and should NOT be plugged into your "Phono" input of your stereo amplifier. It is equalized for standard audio...Read complete review

The RCA audio output cord is 2' long (too short) and should NOT be plugged into your "Phono" input of your stereo amplifier. It is equalized for standard audio compatibility and can be plugged into tape or auxillary inputs. No where in the manual does it say this.

The manual should say: Go to My Computer/Control Panel/Sounds and Audio devices/ Audio Tab, and then set sound recording to: USB Audio CODEC. It took me an hour to figure this out while I was getting blank files in my iTunes program.

The manual should also say: If you are not getting sound through the computer speakers and no audio meters, you should try turning off the computer and removing power to the Brookstone turntable (there is no power switch) and see if that corrects the problem. It did for me.

The tracking force is 2.5 to 3.5 grams and is not adjustable. Any one with precious records will not want to wear them out with multiple plays on this turntable, but if your just going to play the record once to record it won't be significant. I adjust my old turntable to 1.2 grams unless the record is so scratched I have
to turn it up.

I have recorded 5 albums so far and the program is not splitting the songs into different tracks.

Now that I have vented about my initial problems, the EZ audio program is very easy to use when it is working and sends your file straight to iTunes. If you type the names of your track, album and artist it does not transfer over to iTunes so you can enter the names once iTunes sticks it at the bottom of your library list and assigns it the name: Temp.

My previous method for transfering records to digital was a Roxio program and a conventional turntable. This method was way more complicated but I had all the old audio equipment and spent more on the program many years ago than the Brookstone turntable costs today. Ten years ago, it was the only way.

I have not figured out how to save the file as a .wav and I am not sure you can. If you only want to go straight to iTunes with a MP3 file conversion it really is easy to use.

Reviewed by 19 customers

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4.0

Easy to use and great sound

By CDB

from St. Louis, MO

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Excellent Sound

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about iConvert® USB Turntable:

    I'm moving all of my albums to my hard drive. It works very well, whether I want to record a track at a time or the whole side.

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    All worked as advertised

    By Will

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Consistent
    • Easy To Use
    • Excellent Sound

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about iConvert® USB Turntable:

      The iConvert worked as advertised. Converted all my albums over a 5 week period. Best sound quality & level was achieved when the gain was put to +0.5

      Some of my albums skipped but by putting a penny or quarter on the needle arm, was able to get a decent recording from some pretty sad LPs.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Works ok with right setup

      By Joe

      from Norwalk, CT

      About Me Novice

      Pros

      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Limited Features

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording

      Comments about iConvert® USB Turntable:

      The turntable itself works fine, but the software is lacking. The EZ Audio Converter Software is simple to use, but lacks any controls to clean up any background noise or fix the track splits. It sometimes merges two tracks into one. Here is a link to get updated software and much better instructions for Windows 7 setup.[@]The Audacity software provides a lot of control and allows you clean up background noise, but is not easy to use and not for the novice. It would be great if there was some software in the middle of these two - it just needs to record, show the track splits (and allow adjustment), and let you apply some filters to clean up the background noise.

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Good, but not Great

      By Casemaker

      from Edgewater, MD

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Consistent
      • Easy To Use

      Cons

      • Limited Features

      Best Uses

      • Amateur Recording
      • Home Studio

      Comments about iConvert® USB Turntable:

      Requested this as a Christmas gift and am quite happy with it. The EZ Convert software is pretty useless and Audacity is overly complicated but being an Apple guy, I found that the CD spin Doctor software that came with Toast works great in either USB Audio codec or line out with an extension patch cord. ( Line out cords are way too short to reach anywhere )
      Also they were wrong.. you do not need to have an Intel processor to use this on a Mac.
      Overall, I'm happy with it. My brother and I are well on our way to converting stacks of vinyl we have not been able to find any other way.

      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Busy converting 300+ LP's

      By Dino

      from Phoenix, AZ

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Excellent Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording

        Comments about iConvert® USB Turntable:

        I have 300+ vinyl LP's and some 45's that I want to get into iTunes without having to re-buy the albums. While there will be a few albums I likely won't convert, the majority will be converted.

        The only downside is that the albums must be played realtime, and can't be speeded-up. Thus, it will take awhile to convert them. So far I find the sound quite acceptable. I babysit the setup so that I can separate the tracks via the EZ Audio Converted New Track button, so that I don't have to edit a big long track into the individual components.

        Having fun listening to the stuff I collected over a long time.

        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        very good investment

        By E. SCARBOROUGH

        from MEXICO, MO

        About Me Novice

        Pros

        • Consistent
        • Easy To Use
        • Excellent Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Amateur Recording
          • Home Studio

          Comments about iConvert® USB Turntable:

          READ OTHERS REVIEWS ABOUT THE PRODUCT AND WENT AHEAD AND MADE THE PURCHASE EVEN THOUGH PEOPLE GRIPE ABOUT IT DOESNT WORK, SOUND QUALITY NOT GOOD, AND COMPATABILITY ISSUES. I AM USING WINDOWS VISTA AND HAVE NOT HAD ANY PROBLEMS YET WITH THE PRODUCT SEEMS TO WORK FINE. AND I AM VERY SATISFIED WITH THE PURCHASE. THE ONLY THING I DONT LIKE IS THE TINY USERS MANUAL THAT WAS SENT WITH IT BUT THERE IS A USERS MANUAL INCLUDED ON THE SETUP DISK U GET WITH THE PRODUCT. ALL IN ALL I AM VERY HAPPY WITH THE PRODUCT

          • Gift:
          • Yes

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          the quality is good, and easy to record

          By Lulu

          from CA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Consistent
          • Easy To Use
          • Excellent Sound
          • Professional Features
          • Versatile

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Amateur Recording
            • Home Studio
            • Professional Recording

            Comments about iConvert® USB Turntable:

            To perform the records, the sound quality is good
            To record, it's easy.

            • Gift:
            • No

            (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Just Right

            By Music guy

            from Massachusetts

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Excellent Sound

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Transfer Vinyl to MP3

              Comments about iConvert® USB Turntable:

              Very easy to set up and use, and the quality of the recordings is as good as the original. It's a snap to label tracks before they download to iTunes. One trick before recording is to adjust the volume of the turntable in the sound section of the Control Panel to avoid distortion. It worked great. I tried a similar turntable from another supplier and couldn't get it to work-sent it back. This one from Brookstone is staying here.

              • Gift:
              • No

              (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

               
              2.0

              works for itunes

              By Dangerous Dan

              from Fairbanks Alaska

              About Me Experienced

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Limited Features
                • Poor Quality Sound

                Best Uses

                • Amateur Recording

                Comments about iConvert® USB Turntable:

                The RCA audio output cord is 2' long (too short) and should NOT be plugged into your "Phono" input of your stereo amplifier. It is equalized for standard audio compatibility and can be plugged into tape or auxillary inputs. No where in the manual does it say this.

                The manual should say: Go to My Computer/Control Panel/Sounds and Audio devices/ Audio Tab, and then set sound recording to: USB Audio CODEC. It took me an hour to figure this out while I was getting blank files in my iTunes program.

                The manual should also say: If you are not getting sound through the computer speakers and no audio meters, you should try turning off the computer and removing power to the Brookstone turntable (there is no power switch) and see if that corrects the problem. It did for me.

                The tracking force is 2.5 to 3.5 grams and is not adjustable. Any one with precious records will not want to wear them out with multiple plays on this turntable, but if your just going to play the record once to record it won't be significant. I adjust my old turntable to 1.2 grams unless the record is so scratched I have
                to turn it up.

                I have recorded 5 albums so far and the program is not splitting the songs into different tracks.

                Now that I have vented about my initial problems, the EZ audio program is very easy to use when it is working and sends your file straight to iTunes. If you type the names of your track, album and artist it does not transfer over to iTunes so you can enter the names once iTunes sticks it at the bottom of your library list and assigns it the name: Temp.

                My previous method for transfering records to digital was a Roxio program and a conventional turntable. This method was way more complicated but I had all the old audio equipment and spent more on the program many years ago than the Brookstone turntable costs today. Ten years ago, it was the only way.

                I have not figured out how to save the file as a .wav and I am not sure you can. If you only want to go straight to iTunes with a MP3 file conversion it really is easy to use.

                • Gift:
                • Yes

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I love it!

                By Vivian

                from Eagleville, PA

                About Me Novice

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Consistent
                • Easy To Use
                • Excellent Sound

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about iConvert® USB Turntable:

                    I converted albums from the 1960s-1980s and only had trouble with the 2 that had deep scratches. They sound better through iTunes than they did on my stereo. I am very pleased and plan to convert another 150.

                    • Gift:
                    • Yes

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                    Brookstone/OSIM-branded products are backed by a one-year limited warranty.

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