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asby1950
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Phono preamp and saving files

Postby asby1950 » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:48 am

I have two questions I would like to know before making a commitment to purchasing software. I’m thinking of purchasing Spin-It-Again but would like to know what phono preamps are compatible with the software. I want to connect my turntable directly to my computer via the phono preamp. Also is it possible to save the music files to my hard drive rather than a CD?

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Re: Phono preamp and saving files

Postby Acoustica Greg » Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:27 am

Hi,

Yes, in fact some kind of preamp is required or the audio would be too quiet. Some receivers and turntables have preamps built into them. If the output is marked "phono," you probably need a preamp.

And yes, you can create MP3, wav, WMA or Ogg Vorbis files.

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Re: Phono preamp and saving files

Postby dickiek » Thu May 09, 2019 6:57 am

I'm using a stereo preamp that is over 40 years old Years ago, it was connected to my stereo amp pushing out music. It is connected directly to my line-in port. The phono stage in it is so much better than what I could buy reasonably as a new preamp and it works great! It's a Nikko Beta II and the only other accessory I needed was a good Y cable. I recently saw preamp exactly like it online for $130. I'm seeing peaks over 50 and lows around 10 when I do a spectral analysis in Audacity. A very good preamp can often be found for a very few bucks, if you don't mind old.

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Re: Phono preamp and saving files

Postby dickiek » Thu May 09, 2019 6:59 am

I'm using a stereo preamp that is over 40 years old. Years ago, it was connected to my stereo amp pushing out music. It is connected directly to my line-in port. The phono stage in it is so much better than what I could buy reasonably as a new preamp and it works great! It's a Nikko Beta II and the only other accessory I needed was a good Y cable. I recently saw a preamp exactly like it online for $130. I'm seeing peaks over 50 and lows around 10 when I do a spectral analysis in Audacity. A very good preamp can often be found for a very few bucks, if you don't mind old.


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