Newbie here. Apologies if this is in the wrong section or it's been asked a million times. I sell vinyls for a living but used to make a point of MP3'ing every vinyl before posting it to the customer. I had a terrabyte external and literally had around 2 thousand vinyl rips - yup, you guessed it, the hard drive blew and I lost the lot. That was a sickener. A couple of years worth just gone - it scunnered me so bad I stopped doing the recordings. I found another little external recently that had around 600 vinyl rips on it so that gave me the motivation to start again as it was a good starter to work with. I have been listening to the older rips I done and I think they are really good quality for vinyl rips in terms of sound and depth. Others have complimented the quality too. However, I've started doing them again and the sound quality is nowhere near as good as they were first time round. I'm using the same equipment - Technics 1210's, same mixer, same cartridge/needles, same PC, same LP recorder programme, same phono to jack lead and same copy of Windows Audio Converter to convert them. The sound is either far too tinny or far too deep/bassy/borderline subtle distortion The gear has been locked away for over a year and recently re-set up again ... could this have something to do with it? I've also just ordered another "high quality" phono to jack lead from E-Bay, could this help? the other ones around 5 years old... The sound coming out the speakers is OK, considering, a lot better than what's coming out as the final converted recording. I've also tried recording through other programmes like Audacity, but still the same problem. Can anyone help? - thanks.