December 13, 2007
| by Arlen Schweiger
Even if you’re an all-digital age kind of person who mainly listens to your iTunes music purchases and MP3s you’ve nabbed from Limewire, chances are you still have a pile of old records and cassette tapes that bring back good memories. Or maybe there are even a few LPs in your parents’ collection that you actually like and can’t find on iTunes.
If you want these formats transferred to your digital collection, no problem. Grace Digital Audio has a new line of Victoria LP recorders that will let you play and record vinyl to audio CD, SD card or USB thumb drives.
The Victoria audio entertainment centers come in two styles that harken back to two distinct design periods of last century. The Tunewriter (MSRP $299.99) is wrapped in an elegant early 1900s-style wood cabinet and features a record player (33, 48, 75 rpm), tape player, CD player, and AM/FM radio.
The 1950s-style Classic entertainment system (MSRP $169.99) is available in black, silver and red. The Classic has a record player (33, 48, 75 rpm), tape player, CD player, and AM/FM radio.
Once you’ve burned songs from LPs or cassettes to the SD card or thumb drive, pop ‘em into your PC and you can play or modify the songs with your computer application of choice.
Arlen writes about home technology installations and product news and reviews for electronichouse.com
and Electronic House magazine.