The final chapter of the record player story is this. When Cindy was at her folks place, returning the *Ion record converter, over the phone, I let on that it was better than my Vibe rig. Cindy passed this on to her mom, and it was brought back to me on the condition that I would convert any and all records requested.
I have yet to hook it up yet, but a big THANK YOU! goes to Betsy.
I will treat it well.