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I think that a simple stereo phono pre-amp with RCA input/output + the RCA cable shown above by Strappado would do the trick nicely (if all you want to do is connect your turntable to your pc,)...
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Ok here are the images of my current cheap-end system. (Don't mind the dirty sock and dust!) (metal1)

http://i.imgur.com/PQlx9.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/pJFXe.jpg

http://i.imgur.com/3UoW8.jpg

Oh and for recommendations on a amplifier I would suggest you to go and listen for yourself in the store (you are allowed to do that ).
You need to find a sound that you like =)


Yes for sure. I'm more worried about picking the thing that has all right connections having never bought one for this purpose before -- but I think Demonhellrogues said it simple enough. RCA In and Out is what amplifier needs. If that's all I need to know technically then no more worries about that, simple enough!

Well it's clearing up to me now.. :) Unless my current stereo system causes any extra troubles that is. Thanks for anyone replying here and helping out first timer understanding the setup etc. (bow)
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Wait, do you want to record with the turntable or just listen to it? :D

If you don't want to rip/record vinyls you only have to connect it to your "Sony Stereoes" if it have phono jacks (otherwise it could be a problem).
You can't connect it directly to the computer and get sound that way, it won't work.
Btw blue is line-in (recording), green is Line-Out (listen).

Can you post a photo of the back of your stereo? :P

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Sony stereos and logitech "stereos" both run into the soundcard separately. Awww hell. If I for example play a CD using Sony stereos, the sound of course comes only from Sony's speakers, not with Logitech's similarly... while for example playing CD from PC cd-player it uses both sound systems and their speakers. argh. This would mean that If anything was plugged into the Sony's, it would also probably only use Sony's speakers without Logitech's.. I think.

Now if I play anything from PC - both systems (Sony (In MD-mode whatever that stands for) + Logitech) are in use similarly whereas it actually sounds ok whilst Sony separately sounds quite crap. I'm losing my trail of though here.. is there any way to plug that Vinyl Record Player directly into the PC (through amplifier) so that the actual signal comes to Logitech and Sony both from PC -- that way the both (all 4 speakers and Sub) would be in use (like they are when any sounds are played from computer)?

And yes recording would be very nice option.

Note: I may have extra soundcard laying around somewhere in case it has any use getting signal from Vinyl player to run into the PC while using this setup.

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I think USB players can playback the sound through what you have connected to the green output jack
if you check "listen to this device" in the sound options. I will check if it works with mine as soon as possible :).

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Strappado wrote:I think USB players can playback the sound through what you have connected to the green output jack
if you check "listen to this device" in the sound options. I will check if it works with mine as soon as possible :).


Allright thanks Strappado.

That sounds right. USB player might work. Makes sense actually.. however it may be the thing that I must say goodbye to the higher-end non-USB vinyl player with RCA connection in case I would like to be able to get the sound out from both Logi and Sony speakers similarly running the record player through PC to the sound systems :7 Well, cannot have everything I guess.

(Unless the extra soundcard would help, I just checked and found some old Sound Blaster from early 2000's. However I have no clue if two soundcards can work similarly (another for Speakers and such, another for Vinyl Record Player). Goes bit too technical.)
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gravedigger84 wrote:http://i.imgur.com/rzNBw.jpg


I understand your setup :)

The turntable will probably work with your stereo but you will only be able to get sound from the steroes speakers ofc (like when you play CDs).
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Allright. :)

I'd probably buy better stereo system along the player in case I could afford it, would make the whole deal lot easier, but cannot so.. I guess I have to go with the option to get both low-end stereo systems work similarly, which most likely means USB setup if no other way.

Well I have little bit of time to wonder about this topic, since I'm most likely getting the player next month or the month after. This summer's gonna be vinyl time - way or another.. (I hate see them dust over there)!

I hope this topic may enlighten others with similar issues.

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Wait a minute.

Maybe I'm messing up here but Strappado, you were talking lastly about running RCA cable from amplifier to Sony stereos which would most likely work with sound from Sony only.. lets forget about that for a little while.

But about sound card: Green port is line-out right (to the speakers) - Blue port is line-in (connected devide).

http://i.imgur.com/3UoW8.jpg

I have my stereos leaving from line-out (written wrong in picture "green port" isn't line-in but line-out)..
Is there any particular reason I could not plug non-usb Vinyl Record Player through amplifier (clarification added afterwards: Separate amp, new one, not Sony) directly into the Soundcard Line-In (blue port in the picture) with RCA cable to give computer signal of the vinyl player and that way lead sound into the the speakers of my both sound systems from PC as well as be able to also record from line-in?

I think that was mentioned before in this topic but somehow forgotten in the way so I though is there a problem doing it that way?
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As I thought, playback worked with the USB turntable. It plays everything connected to the green jack.

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Strappado wrote:As I thought, playback worked with the USB turntable. It plays everything connected to the green jack.


Allright thanks for checking, that's good to know at least, so there's one way that works for sure.
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gravedigger84 wrote:I have my stereos leaving from line-out (written wrong in picture "green port" isn't line-in but line-out)..
Is there any particular reason I could not plug non-usb Vinyl Record Player through amplifier directly into the Soundcard Line-In (blue port in the picture) with RCA cable to give computer signal of the vinyl player and that way lead sound into the the speakers of my both sound systems from PC as well as be able to also record from line-in?

I think that was mentioned before in this topic but somehow forgotten in the way so I though is there a problem doing it that way?


Your right man, this works to (at least with my setup).
Connecting RCA cable from your stereo (out) to blue (line in) can be playd back by checking the "listen to this device" in sound options. I just tried it :).
Never had to use this option before as everything goes through the amp, but cool to know that it works.

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Great! I'm totally new with this vinyl-to-computer stuff but I thought it should - logically. That'd be great since I could get more high end player.. I really want that warm sound of old vinyl (as much as my current low-end sound system allows) :)

I know how it should sound.. my parents used to have quite nice old vinyl player around and still do -- allright well not old for a vinyl player. Blaupunkt from perhaps late 70's.

Btw offtopic: but that combination sound-system of mine actually sounds bit better than expected. No large speakers there but all of them bring the sound out bit differently (sound scale) and the small subwoofer is actually nice touch while it's set on quite-low "power", so low-end bass can be heard well but it's set quite mildly to not take over the guitars.
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Haha but I realized that you may not have enough connections on your stereo.
You need at least 1 free output and 1 free input to get the turntable to work like this.
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Strappado wrote:Haha but I realized that you may not have enough connections on your stereo.
You need at least 1 free output and 1 free input to get the turntable to work like this.


Wait a min. I might be wrong but that made me think that you are talking about connecting Vinyl player to my computer through my Sony Stereos. But that's not what I ment to do in the end. :)

I ment connecting Vinyl player to separate amplifier (I need to buy this in addition) - and amplifier to computer's sound card's line-in (blue). So therefore Sony's stereos are not needed in this part of connection (vinyl player to computer).

I've misrefered my connection a bit in the images I took. All the stereo systems are "leaving" from PC soundcard (line-out / green plugin port). Therefore they are taking the sound out from PC.

Vinyl player (+additional amplifier in-between) would be using line-in, stereos line-out (logitech + speakers & sony + speakers).

Perhaps I'm messing up or then you are (thanks)
But it doesn't matter, I'll draw a exact picture about how I imagined and ment it to go and then if you though something else let me know! Hold on a bit. :) just to make sure we are imaging the same way of connection!
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Ah it's all fucked up and I'm tired :) need to think this over.
At least the USB turntable would work for you with all speakers connected as it need no use for the RCA cables.

A analog turntable must be connected to your stereo line-in or you won't get any sound from it (it's the only connections it have).
Then the stereo-output RCA cable goes to blue line-in.

Means that you have to remove the cable you have connected to line-in now.
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Ok one of these will solve a lot of problems :)

http://www.phonopreamps.com/images/tc400g.jpg

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Yeah the USB thing should work.

This is probably going to be most confusing topic ever. :-D


"Means that you have to remove the cable you have connected to line-in now."
This is where it might go wrong I believe. If you're talking about my sound card. The jack where I have plugged my stereos is not line-in, it's line-out. I wrote it wrong in the picture, sorry about that. :)

Line-in is empty (blue jack).

Still making a quick image about it all scrapped together about connections if it clears it up.
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Hehe I am confused as hell, but it's funny

I mean't the line-in on your stereo (not soundcard), sorry :)
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Strappado wrote:Ok one of these will solve a lot of problems :)

http://www.phonopreamps.com/images/tc400g.jpg

Yeah, SIMPLE and EFFICIENT!!!
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http://i.imgur.com/UV2Ck.jpg

I thought you ment something like that, however wouldn't this work? :)
In here I've included a separate amplifier which I don't have (yet), perhaps I could get something for cheap. In case this works. Used one or something.. :D

I understood that amplifier in between the connection to computer is a must. Right now that Sony stereo is in MD-mode (media something?) and just listens to the PC and delivers the signal to it's stereo speakers (output).
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