Converting LPs to MP3s - connection issues

vbimport

#1

I have a digital turntable (the brand is Stanton) which claims to be able to allow you to connect directly from the turntable (which has a digital-out connection - which looks to be an RCA-type connection) to your PC’s soundcard (without the need of running it through a stereo amplifier). They say a “s/p dif” cable is required for this connection. S/p dif, i have found out, stands for Sony/Philips Digital Interface. This cable, which is made by Monster, among others, has RCA connections which arent supported by my PCs “mini” line-in connection. I cant find an adaptor to make this work. What is different about s/p dif cables as compared to a cable that is not s/p dif? would a non s/p dif cable work? any suggestions on how i can get this to work? I have used a non s/p dif cable to make the connection, but it still doesnt work (i.e. I cannot get LP to record). The Stanton manufacturer/technical assistance people will not respond to me. Could it be a lack of proper software that is keeping this from working?


#2

SPDIF cables are no different from RCA rest asssured. The output of your turntable MUST BE CONNECTED TO YOUR SOUNDCARD’s SPDIF INPUT! (Most cards only feature output - double check this) If the connection has been made, make sure on the soundcard, that the DIGITAL INPUT is the one set to be recorded.