• 01-31-2008, 08:29 AM
    milcol
    Need Help With Digitizing LP's
    I have a Dual turntable mod CS506.1 with dual TKS 55 E ultra low mass HI FI Magnetic cartridge,need advice on what would be a recommended USB phono preamp in order to load them into my harddrive and from there burn them to cd,s, any advice greatly appreciated.
  • 01-31-2008, 03:07 PM
    Mtbrider
  • 01-31-2008, 05:20 PM
    E-Stat
    Quote:

    Originally Posted by milcol
    I,need advice on what would be a recommended USB phono preamp in order to load them into my harddrive and from there burn them to cd,s, any advice greatly appreciated.

    You're not necessarily limited to using a USB equipped preamp. A lady at church asked me I could possibly covert her vinyl to CDs. Most PC sound cards support an auxiliary line input, usually with a single stereo plug. I purchased a cable at Radio Shack with the appropriately sized plug at one end to connect to the sound card and a pair of standard RCA plugs at the other. That allowed me to choose whichever standard phono preamp I wanted to use. Since I have two, I moved the vintage Ariston table in my office along with its Bellari phono pre. I used Sound Forge to control the recording.

    I have attached the same cable to an old cassette recorder to digitize content from that medium as well.

    rw
  • 01-31-2008, 07:40 PM
    O'Shag
    I use an Alesis ML-9600 to convert LPs to CD-R. Captures most, but not all of the vinyl magic. One thing I can tell you, is that in many cases (not all), the vinyl version of a performance sounds better than the CD version. Consequently the CD-R sounds better also. Don't ask me why...

    This is how I do it; I run the phono cables into the phonostage/preamp as normal. Connect the recorder to the tape output, set the levels so the recording is hot enough but not too hot. If the levels run too high, then distortion will result in the final CD-R.
  • 02-08-2008, 01:25 PM
    Glen B
    I feed the output from my phono preamp directly into the M-Audio Audiophile 24/96 PCI sound card in my PC (can be found online for $99). I use LP Recorder from CFB Software to convert the analog signal stream to WAV files and LP Ripper (also from CFB Software) to edit the WAV files, which I burn to CD-R with the free version of Real Player. LP Recorder features auto start/stop and optional auto level. I am extremely pleased with the results I have achieved with this setup. To my ears the CD-R versions are indistinguishable from the original vinyl source.
    http://www.musiciansfriend.com/produ...ard?sku=701341
    http://www.digit-life.com/articles/maudioaudiophile/
    http://www.cfbsoftware.com/default.aspx