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Re: Transferring LPs
As a generalisation, the 'experts' tend to be from the industry-promoting consumer audio press, in whose interest it is certainly NOT for any suggestion that something as simple as using a PC for A/D conversion is sufficient. There's a lot of nonsense written around PC sound I/O, but in reality it is one of the least demanding and least complex tasks a PC has to perform, and if it can't do a decent job of that, one shouldn't expect it to work at all! Certainly for digitising a 78rpm era LP, there would be more than adequate bandwidth, dynamic range and signal-to-noise. A problem area, however, may be equalisation, and this is why it might be better to use Audacity (and its signal processing facilities) with either a USB turntable, or a trusted conventional turntable with a separate pre-amp and A/D USB converter (which can be quite inexpensive).
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