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

Steve Harris S.W.Harris at ecs.soton.ac.uk
Mon Aug 23 03:52:40 EDT 2004

On Sun, Aug 22, 2004 at 09:17:23PM +0200, 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
> 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. 

Jan Depner has made a JAMin config file that undoes the RIAA curve, its
shipped with the latest tarball IIRC.

- Steve

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