[linux-audio-user] Hardware recommendations for recording under kernel 2.6/Alsa

John Check j4strngs at bitless.net
Mon Aug 23 01:56:01 EDT 2004

On Sunday 22 August 2004 03:17 pm, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> Hallo,
> John Check hat gesagt: // John Check wrote:
> > On Sunday 22 August 2004 06:18 am, Frank Barknecht wrote:
> > > should be able to directly connect the tape to your soundcard,
> > > provided is has line-level inputs (most cards do). Personally I just
> > > connected my computer to the monitoring Tape2 input/output of my hifi
> > > amplifier, so I can also record from a vinyl record player if I want
> > > to.  (You cannot directly connect a record player to most soundcards
> > > because of RIAA distortion, you need a real phono input.)
> >
> > Actually, to use a phono level signal into regular line inputs you can
> > use a matching transformer or a preamp
> The problem with records is not levels, but the RIAA distortion. You

Good to know. I was thinking back to trying to put a magnetic cartridge
Gerard into an 80's receiver. Didn't realize the response curve was diddled.

> need a device which can adapt to this. There are special preamps for
> this, some cards like the Terratec Phase26 USB has them built in,
> normaly hifi amps have them (the input labeled "PHONO" most of the
> time), but most soundcards do not have them.
> Ciao

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