I'm in the process of rationalising my HT set-up, and am looking to retire my turntable after first transferring a reasonable number of LPs to a digital format.
I've done a few already, through a rather torturous process of recording to a DVD recorder harddrive, transferring to a DVD, then converting the .VOB video file to a high bitrate MP3. That works reasonably well, and as some of the vinyl does when played on the turntable, the end result sounds better than the CD equivalent I also own. (notice I say "some)
Over the weekend I decided I'd try and record directly from the turntable pre-amp into my PC sound card, which very significantly improved the workflow. However, probably not surprisingly, the resulting sound is not as good as when digitized through the DVD recorder, that will have a better analogue to digital section.
My question - does anyone have a recommendation for a cost effective but high quality audio capture card, for a Win7 64 bit PC?