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Discussion in 'Misc Electronics' started by [email protected], Jan 21, 2007.

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  1. Guest

    I wish to burn old 78 rpm records to CDs.
    I have an old Stereo with a 78 rpm player but it has no output jacks.
    There are external speaker jacks the old
    full size ones.

    What would be the best way to connect to a PC to record from the
    phonograph?

    Any suggestions will be appreciated.

    Thanks
     
  2. If you have access to the phono output, you can try this
    http://www.dak2000.com/Reviews/2020Story.cfm

    Let the DAK flames begin...

    Marc
     
  3. Guest

  4. John

    John Guest

    Make a voltage divider of a couple of resistors (1000ohm and 330ohn)
    for each speaker line. --1000--330--
    connect the open end of the 330 to the ground side (usually the
    sleeve) of the speaker connector and the open end of the 1000 to the
    other side.
    Connect the ground side to the ground side of the sound card's LINE
    INPUT connector and the junction of the 1000 and 330 to the other side
    (center).

    Enable the LINE INPUT on the sound card. Adjust the level as needed.

    John
     
  5. Buy a TEAC GF-350

    or Microsoft Plus! For WinXP

    or Nero Wave Editor
     
  6. Guest

    Guest Guest

    discard old stereo, its more trouble than its worth.

    get a used 16/33/45/78 turntable from salvation army/consignment shop/or
    other .

    it may be one of those combo /complete audio system types. make sure it has
    turntable outputs (cost should be less than $10)

    get a radio shack phono preamp, connct to turntable, connect output to sound
    card.
    (cost should be less than $10)

    preamp does most of the equalization, use sound software to "fix" the
    resulting files.

    expect to spend a day per disc to get decent results.
     
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