Unable to access/adjust Bass Treble,No Stereo,Too Distorted

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Unable to access/adjust Bass Treble,No Stereo,Too Distorted

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gforce1000 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:48 am

This problem applies to both 2.1.1 and 2.1.3 versions. I am running Mac OS X 10.11.6 - the problems are as follows: 1) I cannot access the Bass/Treble controls from Export or ANY OTHER tab on the Menu 2) The playback is too loud and nothing I do will change the volume level 3) The playback comes out in Mono when I want Stereo 4) The playback is distorted 5) I have no way to change / adjust the sound quality of my playback or recording. I am attempting to transfer LP (Vinyl) to Digital for ultimate transfer to itunes playlist. I am using a Technics Direct Drive Automatic Turntable model SL-D2 with a Pickering V-15 needle connected to an Audiobox USB, which is connected to a BBE Phono Preamp model FJB200X. Although I think it may be a waste of time, would it make sense to just buy a new receiver and hook the turntable to it and THEN to the Audiobox USB, or perhaps even directly to my computer?
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Re: Unable to access/adjust Bass Treble,No Stereo,Too Distor

Permanent link to this post Posted by kozikowski » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:25 am

I expect what you got should work a lot better than it does.

So you have a good quality conventional analog turntable, right? You have two RCA cables coming out the bottom and a thin black wire with a fork terminal. It is required you connect those to a phono preamplifier with RIAA processing and a place to put the thin black (ground or shield) wire. If I believe your posting, you got the equipment out of order.

A conventional phono cartridge does not deliver clear, perfect sound. It has very specific tonal shifts and volume errors. It sounds low volume with no bass. The phono preamplifier fixes that.

Not having stereo is a different problem. Did you install the cartridge? There's a way to wire a cartridge wrong and get effects like this.

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Re: Unable to access/adjust Bass Treble,No Stereo,Too Distor

Permanent link to this post Posted by Gale Andrews » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:26 pm

Gforce1000 wrote:1) I cannot access the Bass/Treble controls from Export or ANY OTHER tab on the Menu

Are you talking about the Bass and Treble effect in Audacity? To use that, press the yellow Stop button then select some audio before accessing the Effect menu.

Note that Macs do not let you control the input volume of most USB Audio Devices. So you have to adjust the gain on the Presonus.


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