Few people have heard of it, yet many consider John Blankenbaker's KENBAK-1 to be the first commercial personal computer.

Koss introduced these headphones over 40 years ago, and they remain affordable favorites to this day.

Vinyl to USB Interface

Terrate USB preamp
I have to admit something. I threw out most of my vintage LPs during a move four years ago -- a fit of momentary insanity that I've regretted ever since. The flip side of this tragedy is that many others are doing exactly the same, and affordable record collections regularly surface at garage sales and flea markets.

Once you've (re)built your vinyl collection, the big question becomes "How do I get this stuff into my computer?" Terratec has a great solution. Their 100 euro ($130) Phono PreaAmp Studio USB is a little box that contains a phono preamp, an extra line in (for cassette players or what-have-you) and a USB output. When connected between your turntable and computer it automagically creates digital backups of your classic LPs, 45s, and EPs. The package thoughtfully includes Sound Rescue, a sound restoration package that removes pops, crackle, rumble, and hiss.

USB to vinyl interface (Terratec, available worldwide)


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