(photos: Hammacher) TEAC Turnable Cassette CD Recorder | US$399.95 | www.hammacher.com
those who grew up in the 70s and 80s, would likely have, in your possession, vinyls and cassettes. if you are still hanging to those medias, perhaps it is time to fast forward to the present by transferring your favorite Bee Gees, Beatles (or whatever) vinyls or cassettes into a more 21st century media, CD. you know, for the sake of longevity and more consistent sound quality. that’s where you will need a gadget like this TEAC Turnable Cassette CD Recorder. simply insert a CD-R or CD-R/RW, put on either your beloved cassette or vinyl, and starting ripping them. you can even pause the recording to select the songs that you want, turn the album or cassette over, or change the media to make compilation recordings.
apart from its obvious recording duty, this system is fully capable of churning out tunes from your 33s, 45s, 78s vinyls and cassettes through its built-in 70-mm full-range speaker. what’s more, it even has a built-in AM/FM radio with digital tuner and of course, single CD playback tray. for those who demand more than just a 70-mm driver, a pair of RCA inputs allow the system to be hooked up to another stereo system or external speakers. other features include automatic/manual track, increment control, record-level indicator and control, backlit LCD and a handy remote control. of course, after all the deeds are done, you can still choose to keep your stash somewhere for nostalgia’s sake. i just wish someone has come up with such an awesome idea years ago when my Slayer Decade of Aggression live album was still stashed somewhere.
the TEAC Turnable Cassette CD Recorder is exclusively available via Hammacher for $399.95.