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Old 2nd Feb 2014, 12:29 am   #10
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Default Re: Transferring reel tapes to PC or other formats - first steps

Note also that some valved tape recorders' amplifier outputs have a very high output impedance, intended to connect straight to the grid of a valve; and the fairly low input impedance of most computer sound cards will pull the signal down too much. If this is the case, you will have to use the speaker output. A modern, short-pinned phono plug might actually be better here, if it makes contact without disconnecting the internal speaker.
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