Firstly - apologies for the fact that the last 10 years' developments in personal music technology seem to have passed me by... but I've been busy at other things <g>
Like many others of my generation, (I suspect ) - I have a couple of boxes of vinyl lps and singles, and cassette tapes in the shed.... despite being 'much loved' - they never seem to get played...
Sort of at the back of my mind for some time has been a plan to dig out these 'classics' and transfer them to something more modern - like CDs for instance.
Then I got to thinking (always fatal !) The new (old) car, a '64 Moggie Traveller needs some sort of music system, if only to drown out the rattles and bangs.
So - is there 'another way' to get the vinyl transferred into a format that could be used in the car ?
Possible plans so far 1) Grab the audio through my (pretty good) computer soundcard and burn to CDs
-- drawback - it's a tedious process, and ties up the PC for hours on end
2) Buy a dedicated CR-recorder and grab the audio and burn directly to CD. Thinking of the Sony RCDW100 Twin CDR - about £200.
-- drawback - cost - advantage - stand-alone solution
3) Grab audio to mp3 format, and diy an electronics solution to play mp3's in the 'new' car. Thinking of an mp3 player with line in and removable memory cards, combined with a simple homebrewed power amp / psu tucked away in the car somewhere. (There's the DIY angle !!)
-- drawback ... don't know ?? - price of the MP3 player perhaps ? --advantages - playback is 'bump-proof' - combination of Irish roads and 1960's Moggie suspension might cause problems for a conventional in-car CD player..
Any comments / suggestions etc ??
Many thanks Adrian