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Re: [vox-tech] audio - soundcard to stereo
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Re: [vox-tech] audio - soundcard to stereo

>Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
>>[snip details]

> Try the stereo's mic input,

No, don't do that. Very high sensitivity, high-impedence input. Your
computer card is designed to drive line and/or speaker level outputs.
Horrible distortion likely, blown mic inputs possible.

Not all sound cards are designed to drive speakers directly. If yours
is not, you're essentially trying to drive speakers with line level
outputs. That would explain the tinny sound. (Also you're trying to
drive a low-impedence device with a higher impedence output.)

Ideal is to send your line out to a line level input, such as tape in
or aux in. Eschew mic and phono inputs. (Note: Ceramic phono inputs, if
anybody still does those, would be approximately the correct levels but
will also have RIAA compensation. You don't want spectral distortion
either.) Using the audio part of an A/V input (VCR, Laserdisc, DVD,
whatever) should work just as well. 

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