ION Audio Archive LP and Forever LP - Frequently Asked Questions

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The Archive LP/Forever 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 answers a number of frequently asked questions about the Archive LP and Forever LP.

 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

 

 

What kind of wood is the Archive LP and Forever LP made out of?

The Archive LP and Forever LP are made of a veneer on top of a medium density fiber-board.

 

What is the difference between the Archive LP and the Forever LP?

The Archive LP is a natural (light colored) wood color, while the Forever LP uses a dark wood stain.  Outside of that, the two products are feature identical.

 

How many watts are the built in speakers?

3 watts (1.5W per channel).

 

Is there a dustcover available for either of these turntables?

The Archive LP/Forever LP does not come with a dustcover or have the ability for a dustcover to be connected to the device.

 

I need to order a new stylus. Where can I get a new stylus?

The Archive LP and Forever LP use a diamond-tipped stylus.  The part number is iCT09RS and it can be purchased directly from the ION Audio Parts Department by e-mailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or calling 1-401-658-3743 ext 1407.

What kind of cartridge can be used with this turntable?

The Archive LP and Forever LP use 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!

 

Can I use a 78 RPM record with this turntable?

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.  It can be purchased directly from this link

 

Can I use the Archive LP/Forever LP with my computer?

Yes. One cable is all you need to connect Archive LP or Forever LP to your computer, and it’s included with purchase. Just connect Archive LP/Forever LP to your Mac or PC using the included USB cable.  The Archive LP/Forever LP also comes with the EZ Vinyl Tape Converter to easily record and save your records directly to your computer!

 

My turntable isn't spinning when I move the tonearm over the record and the AUTOSTOP is set to 'ON'. What do I do?

Move the tonearm back and forth from the resting point to the center of the turntable and back, 5-10 times. Try again. It should begin to spin with the tonearm over the record after moving the it 5-10 times. If you continue to experience difficulties, contact ION Audio Technical Support.

 

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.  For the 33/45 RPM adjustment, it is recommended to use a phillips-head screwdriver.  For the 78 RPM adjustment, it is recommended to use a flat-head.  If you think you may need technical assistance or that your symptoms may be caused by something else, contact ION Audio Technical Support.

 

Is the belt replaceable? 

Yes, the Archive LP and Forever LP have a replaceable 8 inch belt.  If you need to purchase one, contact the ION Audio Parts Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call 1-401-658-3743 ext. 1407 and they will be happy to assist!

For a walk through on replacing the belt, see this guide.

 

What are the differences between the Archive LP / Forever LP and the Live LP?

The Archive LP/Forever 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.

 

Is this turntable powered by the USB cable?

The Archive LP and Forever LP ship with a power adapter in the box and is not powered by the USB cable.

 

Do the Volume knobs on the Archive LP/Forever LP change the gain level going into the computer?

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.

 

My record is skipping what should I do?

If the record is skipping try cleaning the record directly using standard lp cleaning techniques. For some materials that can help with the cleaning of your vinyl, you can find the VINYL ALIVE Record Cleaning Kit on the ION Audio website. If the record continues to skip, consider replacing the stylus which can be purchased directly from ION Audio here.

 

Why does my turntable move when I push on it?

This is normal!  The turntable mechanism base, platter & tonearm are engineered to float above the wood platform on isolation mountings to allow you to play music through the built-in speakers without feedback.

 

 

Technical Support & Warranty Service

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.

 

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