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Input LP's to my computer & play thru X-Fi sound card

My old record player and Harman/Carden HK 3400 radio receiver is still playing my PL's OK but they should sound a lot better digitised and thru the X-Fi

Is it just a matter of attaching the current output (going to the JBL's) to an input on the X=Fi and using ''Rec'' on the sound card. ???

Under the connections is a warning
Speaker Impedance 1 or 2 : 4 ohms min 1 or 2 : 8 ohms min both ''min''.

Thanks for any help, Larry

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Digitizing sound does not improve its quality. If your LP's sound like they do when you just play them through a stereo then the sound card is doing its job, which is to reproduce audio. If you want to change the way it sounds look into software to buy to do so. But simply running it throuch a analog to digital converter will not make it sound better when your source is an LP

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