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Thread #55903 Message #872263
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
22-Jan-03 - 11:05 AM
Thread Name: Death of PR Cassette
Subject: RE: Death of PR Cassette
When copying to the PC it's best to go in through the usb port (leads are available) and a pre amp for a record deck would be "handy" - thus cutting out pre amp stages on your sound card.
The leads you're discussing, they would have standard RCA jacks on one end and the USB plug on the other? Or a Stereo or mini jack to USB? I've been out looking at leads and finally found the right configuration of standard plugs to mini. Where would one find an RCA/jack to USB lead? I had assumed I would have to plug into the back of the tower, using a stereo mini-jack. The USB plugs on front (also have a firewire) would be much more convenient.
What is a "pre-amp?" Are you suggesting going through the amplifier and not straight from the turntable? (I had assumed you'd have to go through the receiver to get the best sound). I'm only just now getting time to address the business of transfering lots of music from cassettes and vinyl to CD. I have two options: a newer all-in-one inexpensive unit (Aiwa, a couple of years old) with turntable, cassette players, receiver, CD player, and the RCA and standard jack and speaker outlets available. My second option is to move the computer next to the wall of older but really solid equipment that is all linked together into the receiver. I think the turntable needs some adjustment or repair (its a Dual).
Any thoughts? (Other than I'm deplaying my ignorance for all to see, but I'm a quick study!)