Re: Looking for a Good USB External Sound Card

goshawk on horseback

it very much depends on how much of a price/budget freak one is.
certainly for me, price is one of the least important factors.

----- Original Message -----
From: Gene
Sent: Friday, May 08, 2020 2:30 AM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a Good USB External Sound Card

It sounds as though you are discussing an audiohile or professional soundcard.  I don't know what the least expensive sound cards are that have line-in inputs.  When I was looking for one years ago, I didn't find any below about seventy U.S. dollars at the store where I was looking.  But that needs discussion and I'm not saying there aren't much cheaper ones.  Whatever the case, you don't need to spend a lot of money to get very good results.  I would be much more concerned about the quality of the tone arm of the turntable, is it a low mass tone arm, and the quality of the cartridge than on spending a lot of money on a sound card.  There may be a price below which it isn't wise to go but I really doubt there is a need to spend more than a maximum of about seventy dollars, if that.
----- Original Message -----
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 7:34 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a Good USB External Sound Card

I personally like the aphex in 2
it has xlr, rather than RCA inputs, but adapters or leads for that can very
easily be found.
not only does it have hardware level controls, but it also has a rather nice
set of optical compressors built in.

hope this helps.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Dave" <dlh007@...>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, May 07, 2020 3:56 PM
Subject: [TechTalk] Looking for a Good USB External Sound Card


I am looking for a Friend, who is also Visualy Impaired, who is
Converting a Huge Vinal and CD library of Music to MP3.

He is looking to buy an External Sound Card that has the ability to let
him connect his House Stereo System to the Sound Card, because he
intends to use his High quality turn Table instead of some Cheap turn Table.

So the Card will need to have a couple of RCA jacks for Left and Right
IN coming signal.

Anyone know of a High Quality External Sound Card that would work for my

Thanks ahead of time for any reply,

Grumpy Dave

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