ION Audio TAPE 2 PC USB Cassette-to-MP3 Converter

ION Audio TAPE 2 PC USB Cassette-to-MP3 Converter

ION Audio TAPE 2 PC USB Cassette-to-MP3 Converter

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  • Mac/Windows Compatible
  • Dual Cassette Deck
  • USB 1.1 Connection
  • Converter Software Included
  • Requires Internet Connection
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ION Audio TAPE 2 PC Overview

  • 1Description

The TAPE 2 PC from Ion is a high-quality dual cassette deck that allows you to easily convert your favorite tapes to MP3 files for use with your personal media player. Simply connect the TAPE 2 PC to your Mac or Windows computer via USB, and use the included software to convert the tape.

The TAPE 2 PC can also be used as a standard cassette deck in your home entertainment system. Use the included RCA cables to connect to your stereo system for listening in your living room, den, or bedroom.

Tape to MP3
The TAPE 2 PC uses a standard USB 1.1 connection to connect to your Mac or PC to convert your favorite tapes into MP3 music files.
EZ Tape Converter 2 for PC Software
The EZTC2 software allows Windows users to convert their tapes quickly, and also includes Gracenote MusicID technology to automatically retrieve album, artist, and song information. 1
EZ Audio Converter for Mac Software
The EZAC software allows Mac users to convert their tapes easily. The software also lets you enter track information. 2
Home Stereo
Use the included stereo RCA cable to use the TAPE 2 PC with your home stereo system.
Dual Cassette Deck
The TAPE 2 PC features two cassette decks. Both can be used for playback, and Deck B may also be used for recording, great for dubbing tapes, or recording external sources to tape.
Tape Type Selector
The Metal/CrO2 selector provides optimal playback, depending on the type of cassette tape used.
The front-panel display shows audio meters and lets you know the record and dubbing status. A tape counter is also provided.
UPC: 855960000252
In the Box
ION Audio TAPE 2 PC USB Cassette-to-MP3 Converter
  • Stereo RCA Cable
  • USB Cable
  • Software CD
  • Quickstart Guide
  • Limited 90-Day Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    ION Audio TAPE 2 PC Specs

    Type Stereo Double Cassette Deck with USB
    Head Type Deck A: Playback
    Deck B: Rec/Playback
    2-Gap Ferrite Head for Erasure
    Motor Type 2 x DC Servo Motors
    Frequency Response Chrome Tape: 40Hz - 15kHz (±3dB)
    Normal Tape: 40Hz - 14kHz (±3dB)
    Signal to Noise Ratio 58dB
    Wow and Flutter < 0.2%
    Noise Reduction Dynamic Noise Reduction
    Dolby HX Pro No
    Pitch Control No
    Track Search No
    Auto Reverse Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Relay Play/Record Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Counter Type Mechanical (Deck B Only)
    High Speed Dubbing Yes
    Remote Control No
    Input 1 x Stereo RCA Input
    Output 1 x Stereo RCA Output
    Other 1 x USB 1.1 Port
    Power 127 V ~ 60 Hz
    Power Consumption 11.9 W maximum
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 16.5 x 5.3 x 8.5" (420 x 135 x 215mm)
    Weight 8.5 lbs (4kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 10.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 19.8 x 12.8 x 8.8"

    ION Audio TAPE 2 PC Reviews

    TAPE 2 PC USB Cassette-to-MP3 Converter is rated 3.9 out of 5 by 76.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Below Standard Quality From the very first tape, it dragged and wobbled. I tried several other tapes, but to no avail. It's very cheaply made. The tape drive mechanism is very unstable. Even the buttons are flimsy when engaged. This is a dual tape machine and the main problem was with the Tape 1 side. But it totally defeats the purpose of why I purchased it. I have since returned it, because in my view it's an inferior product. To be honest, it's not even worth $15.00, let alone $$ Manufacturers who produce products like this need to get their act together. I realize it's not a $300+ machine. Even so, for something costing over $$ it should at least be functional.
    Date published: 2013-10-23
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Destroyed my cassettes, doors do not close, cheap motor. This is a terrible product. Both cassette doors don't fully close most of the time. The motor makes really strange noise and appears to be very low quality. In my first hour of usage, the machine destroyed three perfectly new blank cassette tapes and worse, it destroyed one of my precious originals. It's going back to B&H today! Do NOT buy this machine! Instead, wait until B&H offers a much better double tape deck. B&H is an outstanding company and Nathan (customer service) was very nice w/ me concerning returning this product on the phone. I look forward to B&H offering a better product to make a purchase.
    Date published: 2016-08-19
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Unexpected disappointment. I am plesed to be invited for comments, to be able to air my views about this product. I received everything in good order, thanks. The recorder/player works OK (sofar; I have not run it much)but the softwear does not function at all! I can hear the player in the computer until I plug in the USB connector. Then I hear only distorted noise. I set everything on my PC (Vista) as instructed, checking it several times, to no avail! When I pull out the USB plug, I can hear the tape playing again. I wonder, what I did wrong, if anything. Perhaps someone can help me? If it ever works, I'll be able to give u a better comment, that I am willing to do. Regards, Laszlo.
    Date published: 2011-05-15
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Not perfect, but who is? The painful truth is that converting cassettes to MP3s is not easy. Even if you have a cassette deck with an auxiliary out, there are few guarantees that it will work with your computer's auxiliary input. But the Tape 2 USB Converter by ION uses a USB codec, which is essentially universal. It comes with a CD-ROM containing Easy Converter software (which is a little too elementary) and Audacity (which is strange that it needs to be a CD, seeing how it is freeware). But overall, this is a very good product that produces good quality, and as far as converting cassettes to MP3s, no one really has any room to complain.
    Date published: 2010-04-22
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not the best sound quality I was excited at first to receive the product and find how easy it was to use. Set up was plug and play and getting songs from tapes to an MP3 was fast and painless however the sound quality is NOT good. I was disappointed to hear all of the static and artifact that takes away from the sound. After repeating the upload process several times using several different tapes I concluded that this device is unable to produce a decent quality MP3 from the tapes.
    Date published: 2008-09-03
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Cheap tape deck that did not work well My first impression was that it was of mediocre quality - very lightweight, and when you press the play button, the entire panel of buttons (including rewind, ff, etc.) bends downward. I wasn't particularly impressed with the sound, but I chalked that up to the tapes I was using. After a couple of days, it started to have trouble playing tapes that ran fine on a different player (a boom box). The speed would fluctuate, slowing down and speeding up. At that point, I returned it in favor of another brand that cost two-and-a-half times as much.
    Date published: 2012-08-06
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good product does what's advertised Bought this to convert a library of cassettes to digital format. Product is ok but you can't expect Nakkamici quality for $90. This is replacing a 32 year old well made Akai deck which I can no longer get parts for and fix. The CD that comes with the unit says to go to the website to download the latest version of the software. Beware, I believe I got a Trojan virus on my machine from this software. It's pretty basic anyway and I have since replaced with Audacity. This machine does what it advertises and is a cheap price. Hope it lasts for a few years so I can do lots of conversions.
    Date published: 2015-01-01
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Doesn't deliver what it promises I have an extensive cassette collection that I was hoping to convert to digital for my new ipod. The Ion Tape 2 PC sounded like the answer to my needs, and a way to save quite a bit of money by transferring my original tapes.However, it didn't deliver what it promised. The conversion process was tedious = each track must be played individually - no high speed dubbing. I'd had been willing to spend the time if the sound quality after conversion was acceptable. However, the songs once converted, to the ipod format were absolutely terrible. I called B&H to return the product the next day.I've dealt with B&H for over 20 years and I believe this is the first product I've ever had to return to them. ...
    Date published: 2010-06-07
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    Does the player have a capstan drive system?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    At this time, the ION Audio TAPE 2 PC USB Cassette-to-MP3 Converter does not feature a capstan drive system. The idea has been suggested to them but nothing has been developed yet.
    Answered by: Andrea O.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    do you have 220 volts power supply for this ion audio tape 2?
    Asked by: marvin y.
    Unfortunately we do not. This is a 110V version only.
    Answered by: John P.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    does this have Dolby or Dbx noise reduction?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Enter an answer to this question.Dynamic Noise Reduction
    Answered by: Don D.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    will this work with Mac book pro yosemite?
    Asked by: James K.
    Dont know. Not a Mac user
    Answered by: Thomas M.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    does it have auto reverse ?
    Asked by: Thomas
    Answered by: Milch M.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Does this machine have a microphone jack?
    Asked by: Alex B.
    Definitely no Microphone jack. Two (left and right) RCA inputs on the rear panel if you are desperate to attach a mic.
    Answered by: Andrew D.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Why does this unit need an internet connection? All I want to do is convert old cassettes to Computer MP3
    Asked by: Anonymous
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    Answered by: Jessica M.
    Date published: 2018-08-27


    Does the software seperate tracks and label them?
    Asked by: Larry G.
    ION Audio here - The Tape 2 PC comes with the EZ Vinyl Tape Converter software which can be downloaded directly from &lt;a href= target= _blank &gt;;/a&gt; The EZ Vinyl Tape Converter has a feature called the Split Track function that separates tracks automatically, and can be toggled on or off. When on, the software listens for breaks in the music and automatically creates a new track. You can manually name the tracks at the end of the recording before it exports the recorded files.Because the software listens for breaks in the audio to create a new track, if you are transferring Spoken Word or music that flows directly from one song to another without a break, then you may want to consider toggling this option off and manually creating a new track in real time. It is as simple as pressing a button when you want a new track to begin.Thanks!
    Answered by: inMusic Support Alto Expert
    Date published: 2018-11-10
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