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Posted: 13 Jan 09, 02:54 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Hi,
I plan to transfer all of my MC tapes to CDs, does anybody know which hardware would be best to use ? I'd personally prefer some equipment with USB connectivity

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Posted: 13 Jan 09, 06:04 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I am not aware of any MC-playing equipment with a USB output being available (only record players with USB have been released as far as I know). If you have a good tape deck in your hifi set, I'd recommend buying a good stereo tulip-to-stereo mini jack cable, and connecting to the line-in of your soundcard. If your soundcard is capable of it, it is best to record in 32-bit and to convert (dithering enabled) to 16-bit after recording.



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Posted: 13 Jan 09, 06:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



ThomasQuinn wrote:

I am not aware of any MC-playing equipment with a USB output being available (only record players with USB have been released as far as I know). If you have a good tape deck in your hifi set, I'd recommend buying a good stereo tulip-to-stereo mini jack cable, and connecting to the line-in of your soundcard. If your soundcard is capable of it, it is best to record in 32-bit and to convert (dithering enabled) to 16-bit after recording.


I've seen cassette and VHS decks with USB output at The Source, made by ION I believe (I own one of their USB turntables, though ironically I use the analog RCA outputs to line-in on my PC anyways.....I couldn't get the USB thing to work)


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Posted: 13 Jan 09, 06:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Interesting. They're definitely not out yet in Holland.



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Posted: 13 Jan 09, 06:55 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote







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ThomasQuinn wrote:







I am not aware of any MC-playing equipment with a USB output being available (only record players with USB have been released as far as I know). If you have a good tape deck in your hifi set, I'd recommend buying a good stereo tulip-to-stereo mini jack cable, and connecting to the line-in of your soundcard. If your soundcard is capable of it, it is best to record in 32-bit and to convert (dithering enabled) to 16-bit after recording.






I've seen just one type of eBay but the person delivers only to USA :( But I'll search more


That's a shame.

I'd be willing to help if you want. I have a friend in NY who could probably receive that for you under my account.


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ThomasQuinn wrote:

I am not aware of any MC-playing equipment with a USB output being available (only record players with USB have been released as far as I know). If you have a good tape deck in your hifi set, I'd recommend buying a good stereo tulip-to-stereo mini jack cable, and connecting to the line-in of your soundcard. If your soundcard is capable of it, it is best to record in 32-bit and to convert (dithering enabled) to 16-bit after recording.

I've seen just one type of eBay but the person delivers only to USA :( But I'll search more







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Posted: 13 Jan 09, 13:16 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Thank you VERY much for your offer, I keep you as a "backup solution"


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Posted: 14 Jan 09, 13:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote



pittrek wrote:

Thank you VERY much for your offer, I keep you as a "backup solution"

Alrighty :-)

PM me if your main plan doesn't go through.