I've been a Stereophile subscriber for years now but am a new member to the forum. Given the "instant gratification" era that we live in, I've decided to post a topic here rather than search through numerous back issues. I've searched throughout the analog section here and found a few posts on this subject but all of them seem to get off-topic quickly regarding quality pros/cons. So I decided to start my own request thread.
Here are my requirements:
Inexpensive solution - try to keep it all under $250
Rip quality recordings to computer for iPhone transfer
Here is the system that I'll be using:
Rega P3-24 with TT PSU and Rega Exact 2 Cartridge
Audio Research SP16
I'm not really looking for SACD quality here: just something I can listen to on my iPhone. If I wanted to hear quality, I'd listen to the album. :)
So far, I understand my options to be getting a USB ADC or get a nice audio card for my PC. I have no doubt that my current PC can accept either option so let's hear what you guys have to say given my requirements and my source setup.