Music LPs to CD

  Newuser2198 02:41 13 Oct 2004

I want to copy a number of LPs to CDs
Can I use a turntable (with a preamp) connected directly to my PC (SB card), or will I need to connect them via my hi-fi system?

Many thanks.


  Philwane 03:47 13 Oct 2004

I just used a turntable (with a preamp)you will have to try it and see what signal strength you get although I think you should be OK

  stlucia 08:40 13 Oct 2004

Yes, pre-amp connected to line-in on your sound card should be fine.

  Diemmess 09:20 13 Oct 2004

I have an aged Technics outfit where the pre-amplifier is part of the main box.

The turntable cartridge alone doesn't produce enough oomph, so I had to use the headphone socket from the main output, and that called for some careful regulation of the volume.

Neither the Hi-Fi nor the computer is easily moved so there was rather a lot of connecting cable. No hum pick up, but the turntable had to be on an absorbent rug to avoid rumble! Not an elegant solution, but it worked.

  Newuser2198 11:44 15 Nov 2004

Thank you for your help.

A pre-amp it is, then.

With apologies for the delay in responding,


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