Yes, I know this has nothing to do with video or anything like that, but I’m sure you guys can help me anyways.
I have a bunch of old audio cassette tapes… (over 200), and I want to digitize them in the best quality.
So my main question is: Would the sound quality be better if it was recorded to Audacity via Line In (stereo), or via an external USB audio capture device?
And also, is the quality of the RCA cables (gold plated, etc), the tape deck (Sony, JVC, etc…), and the sound card a big factor on how the final product will turn out?
Help would be much appreciated.