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Old 19th February 2011, 07:30 PM   #1
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Default Making my own line out

Hi - I have a turntable with no line out. It's a simple turntable with built in stereo speakers (small). Could someone please let me know how I can create my own line out so I can connect it to my computer to record my records to mp3's?

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Matt
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Old 19th February 2011, 08:46 PM   #2
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Matt-
I think you need to provide some more details about your turntable/stereo.
Is it tube or solid-state? Brand, Model#, pictures....
How much experience, and what tools do you have?
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Old 19th February 2011, 09:44 PM   #3
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If it is a turntable with speakers ...maybe it isn't properly hi-fi ,so not very suitable to make 'masters' .
I was to say that generally you can exit from the volume potentiometer lead (not the wiper ,nor the lead connected to ground ...) that 'doses' the signal before entering the amplifier - the same if you want a line input from that point .
But as VictoriaGuy said , it may be also a circuit working at high voltages (with tubes).
In reality ,40-50 V is already a HV ,that may fry your computer audio card !!!
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Old 20th February 2011, 12:12 AM   #4
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In reality ,40-50 V is already a HV ,that may fry your computer audio card !!!
Yes - I'd put a coupling capacitor in the line, no matter where I picked up the signal. Block DC.
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Old 20th February 2011, 12:14 AM   #5
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Hi - thanks for the reply. I have some knowledge of soldering, and I can put something together if someone else can tell me the parts I need and where to put them.

It's a Crosley #CR48PH. Solid state. It has 2 small speakers. I don't have any pictures. I'm assuming the speakers are 4 or 8 ohm, but I don't know for sure.

I'm not looking for anything special. I just have a few records I'd like to be able to get onto MP3. I tried putting a mic right up to the speaker, but I don't have a good mic and it didn't come out very good.

Thanks in advance for any help. Matt
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