[RDD] Spanish Rivendell & a Soundcard trick

Alan Peterson apeterson at radioamerica.org
Fri Aug 13 09:28:41 EDT 2010


>>> Al wrote:
>>> The prospect of getting four to six outputs from a handful of $14 cards is
>>> irresistible, and the audio quality is *still* better than what one would
>>> pluck off a cart deck or turntable today.

>>Cowboy wrote:
>> VERY difficult to argue with that!

>Rob wrote:
>But they're all unbalanced consumer-level outputs. Nasty, disturbing 
>uncomfortable things; make you late for dinner!


Time to whip out Al's Surplus Box o' Audio Transformers, steadily collected over 20 years of harvesting and desoldering. They worked getting those old cassette decks and CD players on the air, so they'll work here.
Or for $5.80 per chip, these little guys will move us up into the 21st century:
http://www.thatcorp.com/datashts/THAT_1606-1646_Datasheet.pdf
Power it off the yellow and blue lines from your PC's power supply.

AP



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