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... Read More

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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.

Features
  • 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
  • Includes:
  • TapeLink USB dual-cassette archiver
  • USB cable
  • Power cable
  • Software CD
  • Quick start guide
Specifications
  • 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)

    Head
    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
Warranty
MANUFACTURER'S WARRANTY
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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4.0

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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