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GUEST,Ray Tech: Digitising (50) RE: Tech: Digitising 03 Jun 20

Don’t forget that an old style turntable also requires the application of specific equalisation (known as a RIAA curve). Amplifiers produced after the demise of record decks don’t usually have this - look to see if the amp has a “phono” input. Plugging a deck into a flat “aux-type” input; the sort you’d plug your CD player or tape into will work but won’t sound right - it’ll sound thin and lacking on the bass end - and you can expect the same if you plug it straight into a computer.

You can overcome this in three ways. (1) plug the deck into an amp with a phono input and then plug the amp into the computer, (2) get yourself an RIAA eq gismo; looks like a small pre-amp, there are loads of them around or there used to be when I bought one or (3) most vinyl digitising software will have RIAA eq as a selectable option.

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