ION-Pro Sound IT53L USB Turntable Review

There are many who feel nostalgic over the songs they have which are trapped on their old vinyl records, and many record collections have become discarded over the years, but vinyl is making a comeback, and sales of records have rocketed over recent years with many preferring the format. Whether you’re listening to new bands on vinyl or looking to get your old collection converted into a different format that can be played on other devices. ION-pro sound IT53L turntable will give you the option to do both, and in some style.

Design and Features

First of all this turntable has a very simple design. It looks like a piece of wood with record playing mechanism attached on the top. And this description is not very far from the truth. The turntable consists of a base made of solid wood that is supported by four metal stilts. Inside there are two built-in speakers. On the top there is a tonearm and a rotating knob to control the volume of sound. The only drawback is that it doesn’t have a lid so it should be cleaned and maintained on a regular basis. The minimalist yet classy look has made the Ion a popular choice for many listeners.

The two side stereo built-in speakers produce quality sound and are very loud taking in consideration their small size, they’re also high quality and provide a great listening experience for within the home. If you still need louder music there are standard RCA outputs that give you the possibility of connecting additional amplifier and external speakers.

It plays all three speeds and all three sizes of records. However, due to its small design bear in mind that some of the bigger records may be protruded from the base. This shouldn’t prove an issue, but is worth remembering when you’re placing your turntable, to make sure it has plenty of space.

One of the main characteristics that make this turntable a good choice is the ability of converting music.  By installing the proper software you can easily convert the music from the vinyl into a digital format and transfer it to your computer. And from there the usage of that music is limitless, put it onto your iPod or other MP3 player, listen on your laptop or even use the samples for your own music production.


In conclusion if you are looking for an easy-to-use turntable with simple design then this is the right choice for you. It is great for listening and also for sampling and converting. Make sure to clean it on regular bases, as the lack of lid makes it vulnerable to dust and dirt. And finally get ready to give your music eternity. You can’t always take the records and the record player with you, you can load the music on your mp3 or phone and you will be able to listen to it wherever you are, or if like me you just love the crackle of vinyl, this is the perfect machine to kick back, relax and listen to an album in the comfort of your own home.

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