ION Audio Archive LP - Frequently Asked Questions
The Archive LP is a simple all-in-one turntable that makes it easy to enjoy your records and convert them to digital files on your computer. This article walks through a number of Frequently Asked Questions about the Archive LP.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What kind of wood is the Archive LP made out of?
- Is there a dustcover available for this turntable?
- I need to order a new stylus. Where can I get a new stylus?
- What kind of cartridge can be used with this turntable?
- Can I use a 78 RPM record with this turntable?
- Can I use this turntable with my computer?
- I am playing my 33/45 record at the right speed, but it sounds kind of slow/fast still. Can I adjust the speed?
- Is the belt replaceable?
- What are the differences between the Archive LP and the Live LP?
- Is this turntable powered by the USB Port?
- What do the Volume Knobs adjust?
- My record is skipping what should I do?
- My turntable is moving from side to side slightly. Is it broken?
- Where can I get further technical support?
The Archive LP uses a veneer on top of a medium density fiber-board.
The Archive LP does not come with a dustcover or have the ability for a dustcover to be connected to the device.
The Archive LP uses a diamond-tip stylus and can be purchased directly from ION Audio here.
The Archive LP uses a ceramic style cartridge. To order a new cartridge, contact the ION Audio Parts Department at 1-401-658-3743 ext. 1407 and they will be happy to assist!
In order to play a 78 RPM record, an alternative 78 RPM stylus would need to be used. ION Audio makes a 78 RPM stylus which can be used with the Archive LP. It can be purchased directly from this link.
Yes. One cable is all you need to connect Archive LP to your computer, and it’s included with purchase. Just connect Archive LP to your Mac or PC using the included USB cable. The Archive LP also comes with the EZ Vinyl Tape Converter to easily record and save your records directly to your computer!
I am playing my 33/45 record at the right speed, but it sounds kind of slow/fast still. Can I adjust the speed?
Yes, on the bottom of the turntable there are screw-hole speed adjustments to fine tune the speed. To adjust it, use a small eye-glass screwdriver to very slightly turn the appropriate screw to increase or decrease the speed. If you think you may need technical assistance or that your symptoms may be caused by something else, contact ION Audio Technical Support.
Yes the Archive LP has a replaceable 8 inch belt. If you need to purchase one, contact the ION Audio Parts Department at 1-401-658-3743 ext. 1407 and they will be happy to assist!
What are the differences between the Archive LP and the Live LP?
The Archive LP has the ability to connect to a computer VIA the USB port, while the Live LP was designed purely as a standalone turntable with built-in speakers and does not come with a USB connection. The Archive LP also has a lighter wood finish than the Live LP.
The Archive LP ships with a power adapter in the box and is not powered by the USB cable.
The volume knob is only for adjusting the level to the built-in speakers and does not affect the gain going to the RCA outputs or the USB output.
If the record is skipping try cleaning the record directly using standard lp cleaning techniques. If the record continues to skip, consider replacing the stylus which can be purchased directly from ION Audio here.
The turntable hardware is a floating mechanism and if it is moving slightly, this does not mean the product is broken or functioning in any way that it should not. If you experience any specific symptoms that you think may be a hardware issue, contact ION Audio Technical Support.
Whether you are a customer or dealer, if you already own a ION product, or if you just have pre-sales questions, the experienced ION technical support team is available to help!
Visit the link below to connect with any of the following support options: online community support, phone support, email support.