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LinPark's picture
Last seen: 7 years 2 months ago
Joined: Jul 4 2011 - 10:31am
Need Help Converting My Vinyl to Digital

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.


Drtrey3's picture
Last seen: 7 years 5 months ago
Joined: Aug 17 2008 - 2:52pm
Looks good

this is very similar to what I use and it sounds great! I would get an maudio audiophile 2496 for about $100 and the sound recording software you like for about $50 and there you are! I hear you about if you want quality you will listen to the album, but the maudio card will let you record them at 24/96 flac files that sound mighty good and are sure easy to play.


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