I’ve been successfully recording 33rpm vinyl from a Systemdek IIX using an A&R cartridge and stylus through a Rotel amplifier and using the original PC sound card. Both the line in controls on the PC and Audacity had to be set to minimum to avoid clipping (just) but the results were fine.
Then I tried to record some 78’s. I swapped the original stylus for a 78 rpm version in a Nagaoka MP11 cartridge but otherwise changed nothing; and the recording levels have gone through the ceiling!
Any ideas? I don’t seem to have anything left to adjust down (there’s no line out adjustment on the amplifier). I’ve seen a suggestion that I could insert a cassette deck between the amp and the PC and then use the recording level control on the cassette deck to vary the PC line in. Has anyone used that configuration?
All thoughts gratefully received