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USB Cassette Deck

Fast forward to the future

USB Cassette Deck

Fast forward to the future

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USB Cassette Deck

Convert all your old tapes
into digital music

Let's face it, audio tapes were rubbish. Yes, you could compile party mixes and pilfer the top 40 off the radio, but times change and the thought of waiting an eternity for a C90 to rewind or untangling a twisted tape is about as appealing as listening to Chico duetting with Slipknot. So thank goodness you can digitize the music trapped on your old cassettes with the miraculous USB Cassette Deck.

Simply plug this double tape deck into your computer and you can start converting tapes into MP3s faster than you can say 'I was working as a waitress in a cocktail bar'. It's easier than the old 'Rec'+'Play' finger stretch.

The Audio Level lights display

Check the levels and adjust the gain

Suitably 80s-looking, the USB Cassette Deck has slow-opening doors (the slower the better back in the day) a tape counter and metal/CrO2 tape selector. And with two decks you can record from tape to tape for additional retro reminiscing.

Completely plug and play with no special drivers required, the USB Cassette Deck comes with idiot-proof EZ Tape Converter software. This allows you to archive your recordings on your computer in a few clicks. Just think, you could be listening to old mix tapes on your MP3 player or burning CDs of that ancient recording of your gran prattling on about the price of Spam.

USB Cassette Deck

Connects to your computer via USB

USB Cassette Deck

Includes Audacity Software (PC & Mac)

Once you start converting you'll be totally hooked. And when you eventually run out of tapes to digitize, you can bet your wonky spools friends and relatives will come a-knocking with their collections.

It really is amazing what you find on old cassettes. It's like rediscovering the soundtrack to your youth. And once you've converted them you can listen to all that previously trapped material without having to dig out a cassette player or put up with all that slow rewind business. So why pause? It's time to fast-forward to the future with a USB Cassette Deck.

USB Cassette Deck


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Delivery details:
This product can only be delivered to addresses within the EU.

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Features:
  • Quickly transfer music on your tapes to MP3 format on your computer!
  • Dual dubbing cassette deck
  • Plug & Play USB audio interface - no drivers needed!
  • Metal and CrO2 tape selector
  • PC and Mac compatible
  • EZ Tape Converter (PC) recording software included!
  • Mains powered via a UK three pin plug; 240V
Dimensions:
  • Approximately - 42cm (W) x 13.5cm (H) x 22cm (D)
Box contents:
  • 1x USB Cassette Deck
  • 1x USB Cable
  • 1x Stereo RCA Cable
  • 1x Software CD
  • 1x Quick Start User's Manual
System requirements:
  • PC running Windows XP, Vista
  • One available USB1.1 port or higher
Software Downloads: Technical Support
  • Please phone: 01252 896080

Customer Reviews

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Hi, since the walkman type doesn't work with windows media player does its big brother here?
John, Wakefield - 19th August 2011
Firebox says: Yes it will, John!
Hello, I am using a Tape2PC to convert my rather large tape collection into MP3s. I have a question though. I am unsure whether or not to use the Noise Reduction feature when recording the tapes into my Audacity software. When I leave the feature turned off, there's quite a lot of background hiss when I burn the MP3s to CD. However, when I have it turned on, the recording seems muffled and less vibrant. What do Firebox/ION recommend? I would like to find a happy medium! I would be interested to know what feedback other customers have given - what is the most common way to deal with this problem?
John Morris, York - 31st March 2011
Firebox says: Hi John, the guys at ION advise that the machine itself should not give off any sound so would not add a "hiss" during the recording process. However the device will record exactly sound-for-sound what is on the tape, so if there is a hiss on the original it will also pick this up as well as the song and any clicks or interrupting radio DJs along the way. If there is no hiss on the original tape then it is a puzzle and we would want to look into it for you. You can get in touch on info@firebox.com
As a complete beginner I foolishly thought I could do tape-recording by buying a tape-recorder. Am I right in thinking it's no use plugging even a re-amplified mike into this deck? If so, can you recommend an additional gadget? If not, email me if you are interested in buying a completely unused deck at a bargain price.
Joe Goy, EXMOUTH - 28th March 2011
Firebox says: Sorry for the confusion Joe, this isn't strictly a tape-recorder, rather this allows you to digitise all of your existing cassettes. Do feel free to drop us an email via info@firebox.com and we can see about helping you out.
I had used the tape 2 PC for a while but have lost the USB lead. Can I buy one in PC World or the like?
George Treacher, East Llondon - 9th December 2010
Firebox says: Yes you should be able to get a USB cable from most electronics stores.
Its easy enough to set up, but using the EZ tape converter it does not seem to automatically split the tracks as Firefox response to previous comments suggests it should.
Steve, Cumbria - 3rd November 2010
Firebox says: Please call the technical support team on 01252 896080 to discuss this issue or drop us an email to info@firebox.com with your order details and we'll see if we can work out the problem you're experiencing.
I have used a version of this for two+ years without problems, but now - Windows 7 has stopped all that with its demands for unavailable drivers - anyone help?
TrevorW, Nottingham - 1st June 2010