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pixpop 21st April 2012 05:23 PM

Is there a DIY ADC project?
 
I need to add some analog input to use when recording LPs and other analog sources to my computer.

Are there any DIY ADC projects, or am I better off just buying a commercial unit?

abraxalito 22nd April 2012 01:29 AM

http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/equip...ents-tool.html

Trevor White 22nd April 2012 01:46 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by abraxalito (Post 2995622)

I bought one of these to do some audio measurements but I note that it also has phono inputs to record from your turntable.

Sound Blaster Digital Music Premium HD USB Audiophile Sound Card | Creative Store (AU)

Quote:

Direct recording from your turntable
Phono preamp with RIAA EQ allows direct connection of your turntable to the USB sound card to conveniently convert your vinyl to CDs or MP3s

pixpop 22nd April 2012 03:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Trevor White (Post 2995638)
I bought one of these to do some audio measurements but I note that it also has phono inputs to record from your turntable.

Sound Blaster Digital Music Premium HD USB Audiophile Sound Card | Creative Store (AU)

I have a Pearl phono preamp, so I only need line level inputs. Thanks for the info.

SoNic_real_one 22nd April 2012 03:14 PM

If you want real quality you need to look to something at least like E-MU 1212m. It has A/D converter AK5394A.
The SB soundcards have good DAC, but mediocre ADC. I know because I had it and upgraded to E-MU1820m.

woodturner-fran 22nd April 2012 08:35 PM

I use a zoom H2 - its portable, very good sound quality and fairly cheap. Its very handy to be able to sit it right beside the turntable and not have to either move a PC to be beside it, or vice versa.

Fran

Trevor White 23rd April 2012 01:00 AM

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Originally Posted by pixpop (Post 2996281)
I have a Pearl phono preamp, so I only need line level inputs. Thanks for the info.

It has line level as well. It's a very good unit for the price.

regards

abraxalito 23rd April 2012 02:02 AM

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Originally Posted by woodturner-fran (Post 2996649)
I use a zoom H2 - its portable, very good sound quality and fairly cheap. Its very handy to be able to sit it right beside the turntable and not have to either move a PC to be beside it, or vice versa.

And being battery powered, no worries about common-mode noise from mains :)

pixpop 23rd April 2012 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by abraxalito (Post 2996904)
And being battery powered, no worries about common-mode noise from mains :)

Actually, buying a portable recorder might be the best option. I was thinking about buying one anyway, for another project. Maybe I can kill 2 birds with one stone.

abraxalito 23rd April 2012 01:44 PM

I have a Sony PCM-M10 - a few niggles but generally very happy with it.


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