Recording Vinyl with a cheap usb sound card.

filipplord

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Hey all,
I want to record my vinyl (from my preamplifier) to my pc and i require an external audio card, I am looking for kinda cheap options since I dont want to spend too much money just yet, I found the Maya 22 usb model to suite my needs quite nicely, do you think its up for the task? Will it do a decent job? Any other devices that can help?
Thanks in advance!
 

filipplord

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I mean not really, but I want to rip some good vinyl quality and place it on a CD to gift to my uncle and what-not ...
But anyways I just want to be able to convert vinyl (and also maybe some radio off my amplifier through the Tape REC output)
 

filipplord

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I am also a classical music collector and I have an ever expanding library of vinyl records that either havent been converted to CD or the remastering for CD standars is poor.
 

insider9

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Most modern ADCs are ok. Some better than others. There may be other issues you come across but until you try you'll never know. Reason why I asked the question as for me ripping vinyl is equivalent to taking a photo of a beautiful painting.
 
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RBinDC

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Most modern ADCs are ok. Some better than others. There may be other issues you come across but until you try you'll never know. Reason why I asked the question as for me ripping vinyl is equivalent to taking a photo of a beautiful painting.
Do you seriously think you can hear the difference? 24/96 is Hi Def -better than CD quality.
 

iMark

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In my experience classical CDs always sound better than LPs. CDs have no noise. I only record LPs to my computer if no digital version is available.
My latest classical CD box was 60 years of the Academy of Saint-Martin-in-the-Fields. Many of the recordings I already own as original LPs that I inherited from my parents. They still sound very nice on our system. But there's no comparison to listening to pristine CDs without any noise, clicks or pop. It's a revelation.
 

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