No. I have one, and I don't hear the difference between that and plugging
into the microphone port with a shielded cable.
I'm using it to digitize loud rock shows I recorded with a cheap handheld
recorder fifteen years ago though, so the source tapes are pretty bad too.
I haven't used anything to clean up the audio.
On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 6:58 PM, Richard L. Hess
<[log in to unmask]>wrote:
> Anybody have any real hands-on reviews of the ION/Alesis USB Tape2PC
> Cassette decks?
> I'm looking for serious-user feedback about these. Can they be recommended
> for playback/digitization for preservation transfers?
> No, I won't trade a Dragon for two of them <smile>.
> Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
> Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX
> Detailed contact information: http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm
> Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.