Modernize Your Music With the LP and Cassette to CD Recorder Beth Snyder March 5, 2011 Extras For those of us of a certain age, a fair portion of our musical collection is contained on these ancient round artifacts known as “albums”, or “LPs”. When these were placed on a device called a “turntable” or “record player” and an arm with a needle was placed on them, music came out! Then we got really modern and started buying cassette tapes (who knew they could be used for music as well as for storing data from our computers?!). Now, of course, everything is either CD or MP3. But I still have quite the collection of vinyl, and it’s becoming increasingly harder to find replacement needles for my turntable. This is actually a combination player and recorder, so think of it as a CD-RW, so to speak. You can either play your music, record it to CD, or both simultaneously. It plays 33s, 45s, 78s and cassettes, and even has a built-in AM/FM stereo with a digital tuner and a single CD playback tray. Which means you can take a break from recording to listen to the radio, or to make sure your CD sounds how you want it. You can pause recording to skip songs you don’t want, or to flip the album over (yes, there is music on both sides!), or to make a mix CD of your favourites. It also includes a 70mm full-range speaker, so don’t worry about not being able to hear. It comes with a remote control (requires two AA batteries, not included). The needle will play for approximately 50 hours before requiring replacement. Pick one up for the retro enthusiast in your life for $399.95 US. Source: Geek Alerts Share This With The World!