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- Re: Adding external sound card to laptop
April 22, 2009, 11:16 pm
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> This is fine and should work with any soundcard with a Line-in
> socket.... EXCEPT there are very likely to be major noise problems when
> connecting any outside audio system to a laptop powered from a typical
> laptop shash-generating power supply.
> It would be well worth while trying anything first with the laptop on
> mains, and then with it running on batteries, and then comparing the
> recording quality.
I always have the laptop plugged in - I don't run it on batteries.
> I still suspect that the OP has been connecting the line out of his
> stereo system to a mono, low impedance, overloaded microphone input on
> the laptop. Lots of people do that.
No, I've only done this with my desktop PC, an old Compaq Presario.
The quality of the mp3s I derived from that process has been acceptable.
I have not tried to do any digitizing on the laptop at all. I might not
ever do that, but I'd still like to have a good *listening* experience
> It will be interesting to hear how well the Asus device works.
Thanks - I'll post about it when I try it.