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Cannot Play My Vinyl Turtable through my PC's Line-In


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#1 peterfoster

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Posted 16 December 2016 - 05:36 AM

Got an Audio Technica AP-LP60-USB turntable (which has a built in pre-amp) and am trying to play records through my pc via the pc's line-in connector. (I can play records through the USB connection but it's a tad inconvenient because the Audacity Software gets in the way a bit)

My pc is a Dell Alienware X51 running Windows 10. All my audio drivers are up to date.

I've right-clicked the speaker icon and selected "recording devices" to make sure that the line-in jack is enabled, which it is. (The line-in jack is the default device and is described as "Line in high definition audio device.")  I've noticed after right-clicking "recording devices" that I can see to the right a vertical "scale" of ten bars. When I play a record on the turntable the green display within this vertical scale of bars moves up and down with the music but, sadly, there is no sound....

Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated. I've googled my problem but have been unable to make much progress. Thanks.



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 06:01 AM

Just to add that the problem as described also occurs when I use a different turntable so I don't believe there's an issue with the turntables.



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Posted 16 December 2016 - 09:06 AM

I've been informed on another forum that I may need to use headphones or the USB/Audacity route as "most PCs turn off the internal speakers when either a microphone or other source is plugged in." 



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Posted 24 December 2016 - 04:22 AM

What are you actually trying to do with this set up? Are you trying to record your records or play your records to listen to on blue tooth or wi ifi or NAS or.....?


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 08:17 AM

Hello, Rocky and Merry Christmas. What I had intended to do was to play my records through my desktop's speakers via a line-in connection but I haven't been able to achieve this so I've settled for playing my records through the desktop's speakers via USB connection which is acceptable.


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 10:18 AM

I find it odd that you want to use a PC as some kind of amplifier. A PC is not an amplifier and does not even have an amplifier built into it. My motherboard has a very little teeny tiny amp, but why would anyone try to use it to amplify an outside source?


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 10:59 AM

My turntable has a built-in pre-amp. I'm happy to exchange hi-fi performance for space-saving convenience.



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Posted 24 December 2016 - 11:50 AM

No, my post had nothing to do with pre-amps, my post clearly indicated amplifier. There is no built in amplifier in a PC unless you count the little IC that is found on some motherboards, which is really not a true amplifier. But as long as you are happy, that is what counts.

 

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