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Easy Laptop recording solution.
on 8 August 2010
I have an Thinkpad T60 running Linux. I needed a line-in(put) to transfer some old (family)
recordings to hard-drive and then to CD.
The Behringer UCA222 turned out to be an easy solution, less expensive than buying a specialist preamp,
or usb-tape-recorder, or a usb-record-deck and certainly takes up less room! The built-in monitoring headphone socket, provides noticeably
better sound that the headphone socket of the laptop. Being able to connect the laptop to the hifi is a bonus and I'd certainly consider buying a UCA202
for just that purpose.
I'm also interested in Shortwave utility stations and HF-FAX, I've used the UAC222 with my receiver to generate some
nice clean weather maps using the Hamfax utility on my laptop. The Analogue to Digital S/N ration is about 89Db,
a higher ratio would be better but it's reasonably good all the same. One note of caution for those who may be interested,
if you add gain to the line-input the picture generally gets worse not better! If you are getting solid black and white bars then
check your mixer settings chances are you have the gain on the line input near maximum.
I think this is a great product and well worth the price.
Construction is light but seems solid, I'd prefer a beefier (Headphone) monitor switch but that's a minor gripe.
Easy to use, and provides added functionality to your laptop (or PC), doesn't cost much. Good fun!