Recording vinyl
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Hi all. I used to DJ (a couple of decades ago!) and have an extensive vinyl collection. I now want to record my vinyl collection before selling the more valuable ones. My old mixer has given up the ghost, and my current PC has a bog-standard onboard sound card. I still have my Technics decks with decent Ortofon cartridges.

Broadly my question is this: which of these two options seems better?

1) Buy a decent mixer, a decent sound card and adopt the following set-up: turntable > mixer > sound card.
2) Buy a decent phono preamp, amp and sound card and adopt the following set-up: turntable > phono preamp > amp > sound card.

In both cases I'll be using Audacity to record.

Money isn't an issue, though because I don't have any real desire to do any mixing, I obviously want to spend significantly less than I earn from selling my collection, otherwise it's a loss-making exercise. The collection will probably fetch a couple of grand in total, so I'm hoping to spend no more than a few hundred (GBP). Sound quality should be good, but not audiophile level (it's vinyl after all).

Any constructive ideas welcome!
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Messages In This Thread
Recording vinyl - by Leitmotif - 6th June 2019, 14:44
RE: Recording vinyl - by noisemonkey - 6th June 2019, 15:17
RE: Recording vinyl - by Statto - 6th June 2019, 16:01
RE: Recording vinyl - by Muttley - 6th June 2019, 16:40
RE: Recording vinyl - by Leitmotif - 6th June 2019, 22:05
RE: Recording vinyl - by Muttley - 7th June 2019, 12:33
RE: Recording vinyl - by Leitmotif - 7th June 2019, 21:13
RE: Recording vinyl - by Muttley - 8th June 2019, 08:05
RE: Recording vinyl - by Muttley - 8th June 2019, 08:23
RE: Recording vinyl - by Muttley - 18th July 2019, 07:56
RE: Recording vinyl - by Leitmotif - 18th July 2019, 12:52

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