ION Audio Vinyl Motion - Frequently Asked Questions
We all fondly remember those classic suitcase turntables of yesteryear: easily portable, easy to use, and a party wherever you were. Here it is again, but updated with all the modern performance enhancements that only ION can bring you. Vinyl Motion has a rugged case with a handle so you can carry it anywhere. It plays all your 33 1/3, 45 and 78 RPM records, it comes with a 45 RPM adapter, and it has built-in stereo speakers for convenient listening without having to connect external speakers.It converts any LP to a digital file, using the included ION EZ Vinyl/Tape Converter software and USB connection cable. Most amazing of all, it has a built-in rechargeable battery so you can enjoy Vinyl Motion whether you’re near a wall plug or not. This article answers your frequently asked questions about Vinyl Motion.
Frequently Asked Questions
- How long does Vinyl Motion's battery last?
- How do I charge Vinyl Motion's battery?
- I have Vinyl Motion plugged into my stereo but it sounds distorted. Is there a way to improve the output?
- Why doesn't the light on the front of Vinyl Motion doesn't come on while I'm using it?
- Can I close Vinyl Motion while I'm playing an LP?
- My records are hitting the bottom of the cover during playback. Is my Vinyl Motion defective? Should my platter be higher?
- What can I do if I lose or misplace my slipmat?
- Can I use Vinyl Motion to convert my records to digital?
- How do I use the included EZ Vinyl & Tape Converter software?
- How do I replace the stylus on Vinyl Motion?
- What is the Aux input on Vinyl Motion used for?
- Where can I find further technical support for this and other ION Audio products?
Vinyl Motion has a built-in lithium ion battery which should last about 4 hours after a full charge.
Vinyl Motion includes a USB cable which can be used to charge the battery. Connect the USB cable to a computer or a USB wall adapter (not included) to provide power to Vinyl Motion and charge the battery.
NOTE: While Vinyl motion does not include a USB wall adapter, chances are you already own one. These are often included with mobile phones, tablets, e-readers, and other personal electronic devices.
I have Vinyl Motion plugged into my stereo but it sounds distorted. Is there a way to improve the output?
The RCA outputs on the back of Vinyl Motion are LINE outputs and should only be plugged into LINE level inputs. On your stereo, these might be labeled as AUX, CD, or TAPE inputs. Do not plug the RCA ouputs into PHONO inputs. Vinyl Motion has a built-in preamp that will be too loud for PHONO inputs and will sound distorted or may cause damage.
The charge light will only come on when Vinyl Motion is plugged into USB and charging. As soon as the battery is full or Vinyl Motion is unplugged, the charge light will go out.
Vinyl Motion needs to remain any time there is a record on the platter.
My records are hitting the bottom of the cover during playback. Is my Vinyl Motion defective? Should my platter be higher?
Always use the included slipmat. Vinyl Motion includes an 8" felt slipmat that should always be placed between the platter and your records. Without the slipmat, your records may sit too low and hit the bottom of the cover.
You can replace the slipmat with any 7-8" felt slipmat. You can also order a replacement directly from ION Audio by contacting support.
Replacement Felt Slip Mat - JYK12001
Yes! Vinyl Motion includes EZ Vinyl & Tape Converter, which allows you to record your records directly to your computer so that you can convert them to MP3.
It's easy! We've put together a guide that walks though installing and using our conversion software on your PC and Mac.
Many ION turntables utilize the same, easily replaceable, CZ-800-10 cartridge. If you ever need to replace it, we recommend following the guide below.
You can plug any source into the Aux input to hear it through Vinyl Motion's speakers or to convert it to digital. For instance, if you have a cassette collection that you'd like to convert to MP3, you can plug your tape player into Vinyl Motion's Aux input and record using EZ Vinyl & Tape Converter.
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.