I am running windows 8.1 pro and audacity 2.2.2. I am at a loss. I hope I am just missing something but I simply cannot get my old Sony PS-T1 turntable to speak to audacity properly. I realize that this is not a top of the line turntable and is 30 years old but it plays perfectly on a sound system and works fine for me.
Here is the scenario.
I replaced my old receiver a number of years ago and the new one does not have PHONO IN inputs. No preamp. The turntable also does not have a preamp. I figured this out after trying to initially connect. Of course I just dumped 2 old receivers last year and they both had the preamp built in. I was able to test the turntable on a friends old receiver with preamp and it works perfectly. So it is not the TT. The HP J2900 tower I am using does NOT have any rca inputs. Just microphone input, blue audio input and usb ports, both 2.0 and 3.0.
I bought a Behringer UF0202 preamp to USB but that doesn’t work. The sound comes through but very faint and pretty distorted. I played with all the combinations of the input settings with nothing seeming any different. I also bought an adapter with 2 RCA to an 1/8" plug (3.5mm)( stereo ) and used directly to audio or microphone input with same success. The sound is there but at maybe 10% and appreciable distortion. Also in conjunction with Behringer as well with no change.
I hope I am just missing a setting or maybe it is something with windows. I was hoping I could get some help here. I have hundreds of pristine vinyl that you can’t even find anymore and would love to get them onto CD’s. All I need is some quality sound getting into audacity to make that happen. Didn’t think it would be this difficult. Can anyone help me out?
Thanks in advance!