Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Just take those old records off the shelf...

With a new turntable that transforms 33 and 45 rpm records into digital files so they can be enjoyed on MP3 and CD players as well as computers. Load up that new iPod you got for Christmas with your favorite music, whether it’s the first Rolling Stones 45 B-side or an obscure Queen album.

The new TT Record from Los Angeles-based American Audio looks like a traditional belt-driven turntable from the outside, and it is – but it’s also a digital recording device. When a vinyl record is placed on the turntable’s platter and played, its contents can be recorded and stored as an MP3 file on a USB memory stick or SD card. This makes it possible for anyone to enjoy favorite old records they thought they’d never play again after their last turntable was retired.

The TT Record measures 17.75” x 14.5” x 5.75” (449 x 370 x 145 mm) and weighs just 9 lbs./3.8 kgs. It is power rated at 9 watts and has switchable voltage (115V/60Hz or 230V/50Hz). Suggested retail price of the TT Record is just under $280.

For more information, contact American Audio at 800-322-6337 or visit www.americanaudio.us. Here's a video demonstration