Hey, all you computer whizzes, I have a question. My home-assembled computer’s motherboard (MSI K8N Neo4) has a built-in sound controller- Realtec AC97 audio controller.
I know it ain’t too good, but my wife and I got to talking about all the records we have. I have an old Pioneer turntable (decent, with a still pretty good stylus). Will I need to connect it to an amplifier before sending the signal to the computer? is there enough signal? or can I just plug in the two channels directly?
If necessary, I can connect it to the TV’s receiver amplifier (Panasonic), but I’ll need a rather long stereo cable to do that.
Back in those days, I used to play my albums once, recording them, and then played the recordings, so they ought to be in decent shape. I doubt hers will play as well.
Thanks for any help or suggestions.