[PlanetCCRMA] Connecting a Pick-up to a standard Line-in of a soundcard

DA Forsyth sTeampipe@iwr.ru.ac.za
Sat Dec 9 01:23:01 2006

On 8 Dec 2006 at 14:02, Gwen Stouthuysen wrote masterfully:

> Hey,
> Has someone ever tried to connect a Pick-up to a line-in of a laptop?

the signal fom the turntable is weak, AND has a peculiar EQ curve 
which is built into the record when it is made.   you must have a pre-
amp between it and the line in, and the preamp must do RIAA 
equalization.    you can buy preamps- or even kits that you solder 
together yourself.

> Are there tool to do this?
> The idea is to copy the LP's to the Hard-disk now that it really gets
> out of date. And before the Pick-up is broken.

good idea, I must do mine too (-:

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