Re: Looking for a Good USB External Sound Card

goshawk on horseback

is this publication in audio format, or text only?


----- Original Message -----
From: "Norma A. Boge" <>
To: <>
Sent: Friday, May 08, 2020 5:00 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a Good USB External Sound Card

Hi Dave,

My go-to for info on all things audio is

The magazine is available from the NLS so if you're friend isn't reading it, he should be. I'm sure he would find the content interesting and informative.

Just as an aside, I am wondering why someone who sounds like a person who's finicky about sound would record his vinyl in mp3. But I guess it depends on what he wants to do with the files.


-----Original Message-----
From: <> On Behalf Of Dave
Sent: Thursday, May 7, 2020 8:46 PM
Subject: Re: [TechTalk] Looking for a Good USB External Sound Card

Hi guys,

Thanks for the suggestions. I'll pass them on.

Gene, my friend is not the best when it comes to Computers, or Electronic in General. However, he does have a set of Good Ears and he is worried about the Sound Quality of the Recording of his Vinyl and CD's.

He thinks if he gets a Cheap Card, it won't sound very good etc.

On the other hand, the up Scale Cards have too many features, Buttons, Sliders and all kinds of Jack Inputs etc.

Plus for most Cards they come with Drivers, and some times a Software
based Interface where various adjustments can be made to the Sound.

Unfortunately, my friend is 3000 miles away, and he lives alone, and has
very few friends that are able to come to his apartment to help him.
And they probably would know little about these Cards or how to install
the software.

He asked me to look for a Card, and so am doing that.

He has a nice, old time Stereo that comes from an era when they made
great sounding Stereo Systems, and the Turn Tables were of very High

All of his Vinyl, and he has 2 or 3 thousand Vinyl Albums he wants to
convert to MP3.

But, Thanks again for the Suggestions. I'll pass them on and he will
decide what he wants to do.

Grumpy Dave

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