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Grace Digital TAPE2USB Cassette To PC Record

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  • Records cassette tapes directly to your PC or Mac
  • Allows you to digitize your tape collection to MP3 or WMA and uploading to iTunes or Windows Media Player
  • 2.5-inch, 1W speaker for monitoring
  • Record level indicator and record level control
  • Includes Audacity audio editing software for Mac and Windows
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  • Item Quantity: 1

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 35.4 x 19.6 x 12.6 cm ; 998 g
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 Kg
  • Item model number: GDI-T2USB
  • ASIN: B001OVN8LM
  • Date first available at March 11 2011
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #504,268 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Product Description

Grace Digital Audio GDI-T2USB Cassette Tape Deck GDI-T2USB 1032

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 3.0 out of 5 stars 94 reviews
116 of 121 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Easy as pie and the sound quality is excellent! Nov. 13 2009
By NYSailorScout - Published on
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A+. Here is the entire experience:

1) You purchase this item on
2) You get it in under a week (usually.)
3) You bring it home and there are all of 5-7 buttons on the entire device (and that includes the volume!) Not complicated at all.
4) There are only 2 cords. One is the power cable and the other is the USB cable. There is a 3rd cord as well, but you would probably never use it (it has the capability to make the TAPE2USB machine do manual recording from the radio but why bother when you can just tape from your radio/tape deck combo directly.)
5) Install the software that comes with the machine (Audacity, if you do not already have it.)
6) Plug the USB cord from the TAPE2USB machine into your computer.
7) Change the button on the TAPE2USB machine from Line-Out to Line-In (or vice-versa.)
8) Press "Play" on your TAPE2USB machine.
9) Click on "Record" on the Audacity software.
10) You're done.

The software allows you to manage your recordings so that you can have songs fade in and out and the most important feature of all....YOU CAN ADJUST THE SPEED OF YOUR SONGS! That is the biggest issue with recording songs, in my opinion. You also have this issue when you purchase an mp3 online and it is too fast or too slow. But the Audacity software allows you to make the song as fast or as slow as you like. I actually now prefer to initially record songs to tape for the very reason being that I can edit them with the Audacity software.

Also, the quality of the tape deck is good but not TOO good. If the sound quality is too good, you start to hear all the nastiness like hiss and distortion in a low-quality format like tapes. Your final mp3 will sound just like your tape, but slightly better (since your external speakers for your computer are probably better than the speakers in your tape deck.)

This is an all-around good experience.
94 of 98 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Everyone sounds like the Chipmonks Jan. 25 2010
By American Dad - Published on
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...well maybe not that bad, but after using the Grace Tape2USB to convert several cassette recordings to MP3 and WAV files I noticed every one of the files played faster than the original recordings. This was true for both commercially recorded cassettes and home recordings. I played the tapes again on the Tape2USB equipment, listening to the playback speed through the build-in speakers, and the speed was the same as that transfered to the computer. When I played the tapes on my sterio (and some of the tracks on Amazon's MP3 download site), the playback speeds were noticibly slower and sounded true to the individuals' voices and the original songs' tempos. The Audacity software allows you to finely adjust the speed of the recordings to compensate for the equipment's problems. Still, this involves significantly more time for each recording transfered to your computer. Multiplied by however many cassettes you have, this can result in a lot of extra work and aggrivation. If you can live with the hassle, the product may be worth your purchase.
78 of 84 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars An unnecessary device Nov. 29 2010
By Blind Faith 99 - Published on
Although I turn cassette tapes into MP3's as part of my job, I would never use this product. Except for going through a USB port, this device does nothing you can't already do with free software and one or two inexpensive connectors. Why would you spend $150 just to go through a USB port??? You can make a digital audio file (such as an MP3) from the sound coming out of a cassette tape player (or any other device) simply by feeding the sound into the "Line In" jack on the back of your computer (it's the one that's color-coded blue), and at the same time, using audio-editing software to create a new audio file. With this device, you still have to use the audio-editing software. Assuming you already have a cassette tape player, the only thing needed is a 3.5mm cable to connect the output jack on whatever is playing the sound to the "Line In" jack on your computer. If the device playing the sound has the red and white RCA output jacks, then an RCA-to-3.5mm adapter may be needed. Most people have wires and adapters like this lying around the house somewhere. If not, they cost a dollar or two on the internet. There are several inexpensive audio-editing programs available -- one of them (Audacity) is completely free. Just by coincidence, the completely free, open source program Audacity is the software that comes with this device. Using very minimal hardware connectors and an audio-editing program like Audacity, an MP3 can be created from anything that plays sound. Not just cassette tapes, which this device apparently is limited to, but also the sound from VCR's, TV's, CD players, DVD players, camcorders, cell phones (2.5mm-to-3.5mm adapter needed), personal recorders, record players, Betamaxes, reel-to-reel decks, 8-track tape players, victrolas.... anything that plays sound and has an output jack. And that's without the help of a device like the one being sold here. Accessing the computer thru a USB port is hardly a convenience that's worth $150. Use the "Line In" jack that was built into your desktop PC. That's what it's for. Also, going through a USB port is not going to improve the quality of the audio. If anything, the sound is going to be degraded. I'm not seeing where this device -- which lists for $150 and is on sale today for $77 -- does anything you can't already do yourself at a cost of pretty close to nothing.
20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Finally my old cassettes are on my PC !! Sept. 29 2009
By Dana C. Harris II - Published on
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I have quite a collection of cassette's from the 70's and 80's. Included are some rare b sides and some music I recorded myself in various bands. This unit worked beautifly with the Audacity software included to catalog all the various rarities unavailable on CD or for download. I can now listen to some rare and classic music I otherwise would have not been able to get anywhere else. I am very pleased with the unit.
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars good addition Oct. 13 2009
By Amazon Customer - Published on
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a good deal for someone who wants to transfer old tapes to mp3 or about any format. I gave it a 3 for ease of use because it took a while to setup. I had some problems with the audacity software which turns out to be my favorite new toy. you could just download your music but you need closure, get some beer and get recordin

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