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I personally use Audio Restarator Pro, cost me about 5€ and I'm really satisfied with it. Easy to handle and giving good results. Only letdown: When in the end you convert your wav-file into mp3, you can only do it at 128 kBit/s, but there are plenty of free audio converters in the net, aren't there!
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Yea, audacity or CoolEdit Pro.
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Using Cool Edit for years, now i check audacity
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and what about Adobe Audition ?
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CoolEdit Pro all the way
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I Think Cool Edit Pro....But Audacity Is Good Too
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audacity is my favourite
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Now I Used Audacity Before But Then I Changed to WavePad Sound Editor It's Good Too It Works Just Like Audacity a Tad Bit But Works Fine
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A vinyl record player to computer USB port?

Hi,

I don't currently have vinyl player at home that I could listen LP's since all my stereos/speakers here are connected to computer (computer stereos + Sony's stereos combined).

I'd like to find either:

A) a good USB vinyl player to hook up to my computer (but I hear they're all bad, is it so?)

or

B) Buy regular vinyl player and hook it up to computer USB port way or another. The names of different converter-parts and such don't say much to a finnish guy so perhaps if anyone knows which pieces / parts you need to convert LP-record player "wires" into USB (if tha player not USB ready) - and has little extra time - you could put a link to the product needed? It could help anyone else also thinking about this same issue than me and would be highly appreciated (bow)

What would you guys suggest and does any of you have decent system set up with vinyl player running into computer port way or another? I've never set up one with PC before. And I would not want to be spending several hundreds of dollars to a USB ready vinyl player in case they really are crap - in case it applies all of them. I'm dying to get to play some vinyls at home! (metal1)
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Used to have a Dj Tech USB-1 player, a plastic cheap thing (~50$). They are easy to hook up - just connect the USB cable to your computer and you are ready to go.

I play my stuff on a REGA RP1 today, it's all analog = warmer and cleaner sound IMO.
For this you need to connect a RCA cable to the output jack of your amplifier to your line-in on the soundcard (you can't use USB with a analog turntable).
Note that this will not work if you are using a stereo without output jacks. In that case you may need a RIAA Phono Preamp.

RCA cable:
http://www.cablesdirect.com/prodimages/CC399-12_LR.jpg

Line-In Port (blue):
http://www.fvdes.com/sites/default/files/images/faq/sound/sound_card.jpg

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Amplifier word confuses me though. I know know the end-part and how it goes to the sound-card. But "from amplifier". Do you mean that the RCA cable runs from vinyl player OUT to sound-card IN (/ or sound card MIC) -- or is there some middle-piece in between them?
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Strappado wrote:Used to have a Dj Tech USB-1 player, a plastic cheap thing (~50$). They are easy to hook up - just connect the USB cable to your computer and you are ready to go.

I play my stuff on a REGA RP1 today, it's all analog = warmer and cleaner sound IMO.
For this you need to connect a RCA cable to the output jack on your amplifier to your line-in on the soundcard (you can't use USB with a analog turntable).

RCA cable:
http://www.cablesdirect.com/prodimages/CC399-12_LR.jpg

Line-In Port (blue):
http://www.fvdes.com/sites/default/files/images/faq/sound/sound_card.jpg


Yeah, that would be my suggestion too (that's also what i did). All you need is that RCA cable shown at Strappados image wich is really cheap and easy to find.

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The cables from your turntable goes to phono on your amplifier
http://www.co-bw.com/Images_Audio/imagevie_4.jpg
http://g-ecx.images-amazon.com/images/G/01/electronics/detail-page2/yamaha_as500_back.jpg

Then you connect a RCA cable like this to the amplifiers output/rec jacks (see image above)
http://www.stanford.edu/dept/undergrad/ihum/images/documentationImages/RCACable.jpg

Connect the other end to the blue line-in jack on your soundcard. May sound complicated but it isn't ;).

What kind of amplifier do you have btw?

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gravedigger84 wrote:Amplifier word confuses me though. I know know the end-part and how it goes to the sound-card. But "from amplifier". Do you mean that the RCA cable runs from vinyl player OUT to sound-card IN (/ or sound card MIC) -- or is there some middle-piece in between them?


Yes your reciever / amplifier :D. You can't connect a analog turntable directly to the soundcard without some kind of amp or preamp.

However you can do that with a USB turntable.
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This probably should be easy piece of cake but.. I have Sony stereos (CD-player) with two Speakers + computer's small-subwoofer & two Speakers set combined.

They both run into 2-IN 1-OUT type connection port (splitter), which gets them both into computer's Sound Card input (line-in).
Does that make any sense? Only trick is that I've manually set separately their volume levels equal because they both have their own volume controls.

So they run into my Sound card line-in. Tricky thing (maybe) is that I want to keep both of them in works with LP-record player. Can I plug the record player into MIC port and make it work?

My setup's a bit strange. Meanwhile let me try taking some pictures.

I don't have a separate "amplifier". But your last reply enlightened me a bit.I'm such a newbie with these connections that I did not know you need the amplifier in between! Any suggestions on decent one?

I'm getting the basic picture about the connection now. Just wondering if my current combination of two stereo settings running into the line-in of soundcard makes it any more complicated. Let me take few pictures meanwhile about my current sound system.
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Describing it in text make it sound more complicated than it is :) I know, I spent a long time on forums before buying my first hifi setup worried to hell that it wouldn't work. But it was a piece of cake, I had it connected in 3 minutes.

Please post photos of your stuff/setup, that will make it easier to understand what you have done over there ;)

MIC in could work but you may get bad sound when recording, I believe it's not built for that kind of signal.
You could always get one more soundcard, there is cheap ones out there.
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Oh and for recommendations on a amplifier I would suggest you to go and listen for yourself in the store (you are allowed to do that ;)).
You need to find a sound that you like =)

I got a Yamaha AS-500 amplifier who so far have delivered high quality.

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