You can easily listen to your record collection with the ION Max LP. You don't need an extra set of speakers or a receiver, because the player has integrated speakers. Put a record on the player and listen to the music immediately, If you'd rather listen to music in silence, you can connect headphones to the player. You can easily digitize the songs from an LP record, by connecting the player to a computer using a USB cable. The free EZ Vinyl/Tape Converter software allows you to cut the audio file into separate songs.