Hi Richard:

I think this unit is too low-end. The bare minimum I'd go with would be a Tascam 2-head deck plugged 
right into the stock soundcard with the "consumer" $70 version of Soundforge for software. I think 
that gets you in the tent for under $500 if you already have a computer.

-- Tom Fine

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Friday, February 27, 2009 4:26 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Anyone used the Ion/Alesis USB Tape2PC Cassette decks?

> At 02:22 PM 2009-02-27, Lou Judson wrote:
>>Personally, I looked into it (without direct expereince) and decided
>>that this was a unit good enough to recommend to clients (or
>>potential clients?) who did not care to invest in professional
> So, would you recommend it to a very-low-budget small archive to do preservation transfers of 
> their drug-store-cassette-recorder-made tapes of irreplaceable oral traditions (i.e. the 
> participants have died)?
> Did you get any feedback from people you suggested it to?
> Cheers,
> Richard
> Richard L. Hess                   email: [log in to unmask]
> Aurora, Ontario, Canada       (905) 713 6733     1-877-TAPE-FIX
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> Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.