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Alesis TapeLink USB Dual Cassette Digital Archiver

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Digitize your cassettes with TapeLink USB. This dual-cassette deck enables your to store your irreplaceable recordings on hard disk, flash, burn them to CD, or take them with you on your iPod. Clean u... Click To Read More About This Product

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Digitize your cassettes with TapeLink USB. This dual-cassette deck enables your to store your irreplaceable recordings on hard disk, flash, burn them to CD, or take them with you on your iPod. Clean up your old tape recordings of your band's rehearsals and performances and listen in your car.

TapeLink USB is a dubbing and playback deck with digital-audio output via USB. It contains a plug-and-play USB-audio interface which requires no drivers for use with most computers. Its CD-quality 16-bit, 44.1 kHz audio output accurately captures your tape recordings for secure digital archival.

Normal and high-speed dubbing modes save you time when copying your music, and dynamic noise-reduction circuitry and Alesis' software suite assist you in cleaning up aging tapes. TapeLink USB works with metal and CrO2 tapes, and contains an LED level-meter for visual-level reference. Its full auto-stop features saves your irreplaceable older tapes from breaking.

TapeLink USB comes with a software suite containing three applications. BIAS SoundSoap SE (Standalone Edition) noise-reduction software removes hiss, room noise, rumble, electrical hum, and other background noise. Audacity audio-editing software enables you to make basic modifications, and EZ Tape Converter makes transfer simple and convenient.

With the great Alesis lineage behind it, TapeLink USB joins a prestigious family of audio recording tools including ADAT, SR16, and MasterLink to name just a few. Includes a USB cable, power cable, software CD, and quick start guide.


Dual-cassette dubbing and playback deck with digital-audio output 
Plug-and-play USB audio interface requires no drivers
16-bit, 44.1 kHz CD-quality audio output
Normal and high-speed dubbing modes save you time
Dynamic noise-reduction circuitry and software assist in cleaning up aging tapes
Works with metal and CrO2 tapes
LED level meters provide quick visual reference
Full auto-stop saves older tapes from breaking
RCA stereo line in
RCA stereo line out
REC input Gain control
Includes software suite with BIAS SoundSoap SE, Audacity, and EZ Tape Converter

TapeLink USB dual-cassette archiver
USB cable
Power cable
Software CD
Quick start guide
Type: Stereo double cassette deck 
Track System: 4-track 2-channel
Tape speed: 4.8 cm/sec

Frequency Response (-20dB recording):
Chrome tape; 40-15000Hz (±3dB)
Normal tape: 40-14000Hz (±3dB)
(0dB recording)
Chrome tape: 40-8000Hz (±3dB)
Normal tape: 40-8000Hz (±3dB)

S/N ratio: 58dB
Wow and flutter: <0.2% (DIN45500)
Crosstalk: 40dB (1kHz)
Harmonic distortion: less than 1% (at 1 kHz, OVU 3rd H.D. normal tape)
Channel separation : 40dB (1kHz)

Deck A: Playback
Deck B: Recording/playback,
2-gap ferrite head for erasure

Motor: DC servo motor x 2
Fast forward/Rewind time: 100 sec w. C-60 cassette

Input terminals:
Line In x 2: Min. input level: 600mV (0dB)
Input impedance: 50k ohms
Output terminals
Line Out x 2 Output level: 600mV (0dB)
Output impedance: 5k ohms

USB Audio Interface: USB 1.1 compatible, 16 bit,
44.1kHz (CD quality) or 48kHz
sample rate

Power requirement AC220V-230V 60Hz
For U.K.: 240V 60Hz
For U.S.A. & Canada: 127V 60Hz
Power Consumption: 11.9W Maximum
Dimensions: 9.0" x 5.5" x 17.0"
11.81" x 18.9" x 7.87" packaged
Weight: 7.0 lbs.
7.5 lbs. packaged
Accessories: RCA cable, USB cable, Software CD, Quickstart Manual, Safety and Warranty Information

Minimum System Requirements:
Mac: OS X or higher
PC: Windows XP (32-bit) or Vista (32-bit)
USB port
Pro Coverage
One year parts and labor warranty on all keyboards, DAT, and modules.
One year or 1500 hour warranty (whichever comes first) on tape heads.
Custome must register purchase online to receive customer registration number and warranty.
(No warranties are sent with product.)

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Tape to Computer

By Greg Elson

from Chandler, AZ

Comments about Alesis TapeLink USB Dual Cassette Digital Archiver:

Although the tape deck itself has some significant motor noise, it's very easy to use & does a very good job of transferring audio tape to computer file via USB. The finished file is then saved to your iTunes. The supplied software runs well & the online instructions for trouble shooting are easy to follow also. Overall, it's doing exactly what I need it to do without any major issues.

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