The Teac GF-350, a machine that makes it possible to turn old records into CDs, is a heavy, standalone cabinet clad in black wood. Lifting its lid reveals a standard, no-frills record turntable. The back panel has stereo inputs for connecting a tape deck. And the silver front panel harbors an AM-FM radio, stereo speakers--and a sliding tray for the CD player/burner. The Teac GF-350 costs $400 in catalogs, and $330 online.
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