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herontye
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herontye posted on Thu, Dec 7 2017 3:13 PM

Can I connect my B&O Beomaster 5500 to a Toshiba laptop?  As I would like to convert vinyl records to CD's

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Basstard
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They do have the huge advantage of having not only DIN connectors but also a full complement of RCA plugs.
This actually makes them ideal for present day use as the extra connections allow computer and digital music connections in addition to usual sources.

https://www.beoworld.org/prod_details.asp?pid=354

Steve at Sounds Heavenly
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Hi Herontye,

Welcome to Beoworld!

Yes, you can use the DIN or RCA Tape Out sockets to record from your vinyl records to your laptop.  It is often a good idea to add an external USB sound card like this one to improve on the standard 3.5mm microphone input fitted to most laptops:-

https://www.soundsheavenly.com/beogram-record-players/73--ufo202-.html?search_query=usb&results=2

I can include a free 1m twin RCA connecting cable with this on request - please mention that you are a Beoworld member and I will be pleased to add this for you.

I use the free Audacity recording software for digitising vinyl records (available online for download), this has a good choice of filter options to help clean up bad recordings.

Kind regards, Steve.

Steve.

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