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Record from turntable to computer via Pioneer SX-737 Receiver

I know this is a really old receiver. It is my husband's and am trying to record vinyl lps to my computer for him for Christmas. I have gotten the RC plugs to 1/8 plug. I have plugged it into several places on the back of the receiver and tried several different settings on the front of the receiver, but it appears that no sound is getting to the computer. Can anyone help me figure out what the settings are and where I am supposed to plug in the back to get the sound from the receiver to the computer. Thank you.

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  • mostby8365 Dec 20, 2008

    The turntable is not a part of the receiver. It is plugged into the Phono plugs on the back of the receiver. Here are my choices:

    On the back of the receiver:

    Input

    Phono: input

    Aux: input

    Tape 1 Rec

    Tape 1 PB

    Tape 2 input

    Tape 2 input



  • mostby8365 Dec 20, 2008

    The turntable is not a part of the receiver. It is plugged into the Phono plugs on the back of the receiver. Here are my choices:

    On the back of the receiver:

    Input

    Phono: input

    Aux: input

    Tape 1 Rec

    Tape 1 PB

    Tape 2 input

    Tape 2 input



  • mostby8365 Dec 20, 2008

    The turntable is not a part of the receiver. It is plugged into the Phono plugs on the back of the receiver. Here are my choices:

    On the back of the receiver:

    Input

    Phono: input

    Aux: input

    Tape 1 Rec

    Tape 1 PB

    Tape 2 input

    Tape 2 input



  • mostby8365 Dec 20, 2008

    The turntable is not a part of the receiver. It is plugged into the Phono plugs on the back of the receiver. Here are my choices:

    On the back of the receiver:

    Input

    Phono: input

    Aux: input

    Tape 1 Rec

    Tape 1 PB

    Tape 2 input

    Tape 2 input



  • mostby8365 Dec 20, 2008

    The turntable is not a part of the receiver. It is plugged into the Phono plugs on the back of the receiver. Here are my choices:

    On the back of the receiver:

    Input

    Phono: input

    Aux: input

    Tape 1 Rec

    Tape 1 PB

    Tape 2 input

    Tape 2 input



  • mostby8365 Dec 20, 2008

    We have a Pioneer SX-737 Receiver. I know this is a really old receiver. It is my husband's and am trying to record vinyl LPs to my computer for him for Christmas. I have gotten the RC plugs to 1/8 plug. I have plugged it into several places on the back of the receiver and tried several different settings on the front of the receiver, but it appears that no sound is getting to the computer. Can anyone help me figure out what the settings are and where I am supposed to plug in the back to get the sound from the receiver to the computer. Thank you.



    The turntable is not a part of the receiver. It is plugged into the Phono plugs on the back of the receiver. Here are my choices:


    On the back of the Receiver:



    Input plug-ins:

    Phono

    Aux



    Tape 1

    Rec

    PB



    Tape 2

    Rec

    PB

    Rec/PB



    On the front:



    Filter:

    Low (on/off)

    High (on/off)



    Rec Selector

    FM

    Phono

    Source

    Duplicate

    -Tape

    -Monitor 1 (on/off)

    -Monitor 2 (on/off)



    Loudness: (on/off)



    Function:

    AM

    FM

    Phono

    Mic

    Aux

  • mostby8365 Dec 20, 2008

    I apologize for the reduction of your rating. This is the first time for me on this forum. I thought that "Thanks for trying meant that I appreciated your effort but it did not solve my problem. I realized after reading your answer that I gave you too little information in the first post for you to be able to help with my problem. You have been very helpful and I appreciate it. I will go and try your new suggestions to see if it will help. I gave you a helpful rating this time, since I don't know if the problem is solved yet or not.



    Thank you.

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Pls be informed that the model was not displayed, only the brand Pioneer.

Nonetheless and assuming that the turntable is built-in into the receiver, locate the REC out or LINE out at the rear of the receiver. Plug the RCA of the cable there while the 1/8 plugs into the AUX/LINE IN of the computer. Select PHONO in the receiver, in the computer, double click-on the speaker icon in the System Tray (clock). The speaker control window will open:

  • click on Options;
  • click on Properties;
  • tick/click Recording;
  • check Line in and/or Aux;
  • press on OK button;
  • adjust Aux/Line in setting to desired level.
It is of course necessary to likewise be running a recording program.

Good luck and Thank you for using FixYa. Happy Holidays.

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    Louie Role Dec 20, 2008

    A favor, due to my current rank and rating, even a Helpful would be detrimental to my standing. Perhaps unknown to you, the rating that you initially gave "Thanks for Trying" actually brought my ratings down.

    To your concern...

    Input plug-ins:
    Phono (from the turntable) also normally aside from the 2 RCA cables, there would be a black ground wire.

    Tape 1
    Rec to AUX/LINE IN of computer

    On the front:
    Filter:
    Low (on) to reduce the rumble
    High (on) to reduce the hiss/scratches

    Rec Selector (you have to try all)
    Phono
    Source
    Duplicate
    -Tape
    -Monitor 1 (on)

    Loudness: (off) to reduce possibility of needle jumping

    Function:
    Phono

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I've been recording LPs for over a year now.

I've got the turntable outputs plugged into the phono inputs on the receiver amp.

I'm taking the Y cord (pair of RCA connectors at one end, mini plug at other) from the Tape Record (these are what you'd use to send a signal to the tape deck for recording) on the amp to the "line in" on the sound card. You may want to look up the specs on your sound card to make certain that you've got the plug in the correct socket. There may be a "line in" and a "microphone" socket. Use the "line in"

What recording software are you using? Audacity is free and is ok. I'm using Goldwave (costs ~$50) and highly recommend it. MUCH better than any other package I've tried. Just google "goldwave" to find it.

The recording software should have an option for selecting / specifying a source. If you have "microphone" selected and the y cord going into the "line in" socket, yoiu won't get anything.

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