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    Quote Originally Posted by richardbajor View Post
    I'm not going to blush over this as I do think there is still something wrong somewhere but the suggestion to switch the PC on and off and trying again has now produced both sound and recording without changing any settings so for now at least things have been relatively sorted and I can carry on and know my PC setting are right. I'm not saying that next time I set it up I won't be back to where I started but at least now it is likely to be down to connections rather than PC settings.

    I still have the one query I had at the start. If I record at a lower volume (ie maximum that turntable allows because of lack of amplification but really a bit too low for listening needs) and then increase the volume via a software program will I have likely to have lost any sound quality than if it had been recorded at the right volume to start with? If so then I ought really to consider a different model.

    Anyway, thank you to everyone for helping and it is also great to be able to get very often instant replies rather than waiting a day for someone to respond- so much appreciated.
    Some numbers would be illuminating? "Too low" could be -25dBfs, in which case I would say no, you will not get any quality issues by boosting the signal digitally. If the figure is -50dBfs then I would say you have a problem in the ttable hardware. Now, I know you reckon you have Win settings sorted but you can have a playback level set wrongly even if record is correct (around -15dBfs for a 16 bit system) I had this problem with a Berry UCA 202 first time I used one. It would seem to record a healthy level but playback was consistently 30dB down. A hack through the Sound settings fixed it.

    Dave.

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardbajor View Post
    I'm not going to blush over this as I do think there is still something wrong somewhere but the suggestion to switch the PC on and off and trying again has now produced both sound and recording without changing any settings so for now at least things have been relatively sorted and I can carry on and know my PC setting are right. I'm not saying that next time I set it up I won't be back to where I started but at least now it is likely to be down to connections rather than PC settings.

    I still have the one query I had at the start. If I record at a lower volume (ie maximum that turntable allows because of lack of amplification but really a bit too low for listening needs) and then increase the volume via a software program will I have likely to have lost any sound quality than if it had been recorded at the right volume to start with? If so then I ought really to consider a different model.

    Anyway, thank you to everyone for helping and it is also great to be able to get very often instant replies rather than waiting a day for someone to respond- so much appreciated.


    you are welcome for that POR suggestion

    and no, you wont have any problem raising the level with audacity or just turning the knob to the right on your playback box

    worst case you might notice some noise. wont know until you try it. cheap and easy to do before buying new TT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecc83 View Post
    "usb problems are endemic with windoze
    the idiot hackers at microcrap do things to usb at random without telling you
    and without any logical reason i can think of except they were on weed when they wrote that code "

    That is bit OTT. Yes, there have been some issues with USB devices and audio ones of course concern us most here But in the last 15 years or so I have had probably close to a dozen windows laptops and desktops and a good 1/2 dozen USB AIs and rarely had trouble with any of the combinations. Other USB devices, a Dazzle video converter, Tranzport wireless MIDI controller, USB device switch and sheds of thumb drives, all worked flawlessly. Oh yes! My Fuji camera and ***** phone are fine.

    One of THE biggest USB problems I had was with a Behringer BCA2000. The drivers started out shit and after several revisions got little better. My M-Audio Fast track pro on the same machines was no problem. Much later I got the NI KA6 and those drivers are just SO solid. You plug the box in any PC, anytime and it just freaking works!

    In any case, have I not read of USB issues with macs? Err? what is not allowed about *****? If that still gets censored, a phone manfctr starts with N and ends with a!

    Dave.

    good for you

    i have lost countless hours due to random usb fails on windoze pcs

    sometimes a reboot fixed it
    other times i had to dig deep into the worthless crap 'features' they put in for giggles cause it sure was not to help me or protect me from anything except keeping my old pc longer instead of upgrading when they want you to

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    Quote Originally Posted by ecc83 View Post
    Some numbers would be illuminating? "Too low" could be -25dBfs, in which case I would say no, you will not get any quality issues by boosting the signal digitally. If the figure is -50dBfs then I would say you have a problem in the ttable hardware. Now, I know you reckon you have Win settings sorted but you can have a playback level set wrongly even if record is correct (around -15dBfs for a 16 bit system) I had this problem with a Berry UCA 202 first time I used one. It would seem to record a healthy level but playback was consistently 30dB down. A hack through the Sound settings fixed it.

    Dave.

    i still want to see him use the realtek driver before we condemn the TT preamp
    i suspect it is the windoze audio just like i suspected a reboot might fix his usb issue that went missing

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    Quote Originally Posted by richardbajor View Post
    I'm not going to blush over this as I do think there is still something wrong somewhere but the suggestion to switch the PC on and off and trying again has now produced both sound and recording without changing any settings so for now at least things have been relatively sorted and I can carry on and know my PC setting are right. I'm not saying that next time I set it up I won't be back to where I started but at least now it is likely to be down to connections rather than PC settings.

    I still have the one query I had at the start. If I record at a lower volume (ie maximum that turntable allows because of lack of amplification but really a bit too low for listening needs) and then increase the volume via a software program will I have likely to have lost any sound quality than if it had been recorded at the right volume to start with? If so then I ought really to consider a different model.

    Anyway, thank you to everyone for helping and it is also great to be able to get very often instant replies rather than waiting a day for someone to respond- so much appreciated.



    yes there is and it is called windoze
    it has many bugs and shortcomings
    especially usb and audio related


    have you tried using the realtek driver and settings to see if that fixes the problem ?

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