The Classic LP is a USB conversion turntable compatible with Macs & PCs. What's a turntable ye young whippersnappers ask? Well, back before music streaming services we bought something called MP3s to listen to music. And back before MP3s we bought something called compact discs, or CDs. And before CDs we bought cassette tapes. And before cassettes, 8-tracks. And before that we bought records. And turntables are the machines that read records and play the music contained in their grooves.
For those who still know what records are, and actually own them, the Classic LP turntable from ION Audio is both a way to listen to your old vinyls, and a means for transferring their music over to digital formats for storage on your computer. Sure, it's way more hip and cool to listen to old Pink Floyd and Kenny Rogers straight from the LP source, but digital albums take up a lot less room, and are far less likely to get scratched. Or otherwise damaged.
In addition to converting LP "files" to digital with the turntable's USB cable, the unit's 1/8" auxiliary input can convert sound from other audio sources, such as those cassettes we talked about earlier, too.
For straight LP listening sessions the turntable has a set of built-in stereo speakers, plus a headphone output for rocking out in private. ION Audio's system plays 33 1/3, 45, and 78 RPM records. For a limited time you can get the conversion turntable with stereo speakers for 34% off retail value.