How is the turntable connected to the computer?
Via the soundcard it’s not a USB turntable
Does the turntable have a built in pre-amp or do you have a separate pre-amp between the turntable and the Xonar Essence STX?
Separate external preamp & poweramp.
I believe the Essence uses the same control panel as my D2 card in which case you need to configure that as follows:
Then set up Audacity as per the third screen shot in your op, obviously with your line out jack connected to the Line in on the card
As a heads up, however, I am convinced that I obtain the best vinyl transfers via my Asus D2 soundcard @ 24 bit/96khz resolution, and you may need to jump through some hoops to get Audacity to do that.
Please describe how it is all connected together.
Also, I’ve come across the Xonar Essence STX before on this forum and as Shaky wrote it has its own control panel that needs to be set up correctly. I can’t help much with the Xonar control panel as I don’t have a Xonar, but the Xonar manual will hopefully help you.
Errm the way one usually connects a preamp & poweramp. Poweramp into main preamp input & then Turntable, CD Player, PC etc into appropriate preamp inputs. I’ll see how I go tonight with all the recommendations/advice given & let you know.