[LAU] Laptop Sound Adapter for Ripping my Vinyl Album Collection

Kevin Cosgrove kevinc at cosgroves.us
Fri Jun 27 12:12:05 EDT 2008

On 27 June 2008 at 11:47, plutek-infinity <plutek at infinity.net> wrote:

> >Not really, just trying to give some sort of indication as to the 
> >sound quality level of the adapter I'm after.  The internal card of 
> >the laptop is probably not good enough, though I should at least 
> >confirm that.  An RME setup might, might just be overkill for the 
> >job.  ;-)
> to my mind, RME is never overkill -- 

OK, the hardware is not overkill.  But, my wallet would probably
fall over dead.  Actually, I do wish that I'd gone the RME route
from the start.  But, I've got a pair of Delta 1010s and don't
want to go through the hassle of switching over.  Eventually, my
computer will die and I won't be able to get a motherboard with
two PCI slots to run those units.  I'm hoping that Firewire sound
adapters with pro specs and lots (>=16 full-duplex) of channels
will be working flawlessly by then.  For some amount of time
Firewire might let me avoid motherboard specifics that impact
which sound adapters I use.

> just think of all the things you could do with your lappy then.

Neither of my laptops is really all that powerful of a machine.
One of them is a 700MHz Pentium II.  But, I can run Audacity on
them for post processing quite well, with patience that is.

I was hoping for an answer that a piece of gear like one of these



would work.  Even better would be something cheaper.  :-)

But, looking over the ALSA sound card matrix, it looks pretty sparse 
for things which operate via USB.



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