Turntables & firewire SOLO

Discussion in 'Converters / Interfaces' started by lucx, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. lucx

    lucx Guest

    ok...let me try once again

    i got the turntable...i got a Firewire solo..and using adobe audition..

    Do i need anything else...cause right now all i could do is connect the turntable to the firewire s/pdif in&out ...

    If i dont need anything else...how can i make this work??..

    please help..thank you
  2. Boswell

    Boswell Moderator Distinguished Member

    Apr 19, 2006
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    Er, no.

    S/PDIF is a digital interface standard and you can't connect an analog source to it, even if they happen to use the same type of RCA connectors.

    Also, the signal from a magnetic cartridge on a turntable needs amplifying and correcting in frequency to get the correct response.

    Your best plan is to get a phono pre-amp from Maplins/RadioShack or wherever and plug the output of that into the line inputs of the Solo. The phono pre-amp does the required frequency correction and pre-amplification. You will need a stereo cable to go from the pre-amp outputs (probably RCA jacks) to the Solo line inputs (two 1/4" mono jack plugs).

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