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Is there any azimuth adjustment? Dolby? Apparently no to both. To me  
it looks like the typical cheap cassette deck of the 90s, and how  
well it plays tapes is almost more important than the audio quality  
of the A/D.

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  
transfers. I'd only change my mind if someone said definitively that  
is was equal to a good cassete deck with a quality soundcard. I have  
half a dozen "doog enough" cassettes decks, and on very good one. (no  
Dragons, though).
<L>
Lou Judson  Intuitive Audio
415-883-2689


On Feb 27, 2009, at 7:48 AM, Miss Q wrote:

> 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.
>
> Courtney
>
> 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?