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How does it sound on headphones directly out of the computers headphone 
out, as opposed to the computer's speakers? The speakers may be at fault.
Mal

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gary atkinson wrote:
> Sometime ago I acquired a Technics SP-15 deck. I took it, at the time as a
> "stand by" and it has been "standing by" waiting for it's big moment to
> arrive. A few days ago that moment arrived and I transferred a 78rpm record
> from it. As it hit the amp it sounded wonderful, both through speakers and
> headphones. As it went through the Tascam CC-222SL and onto CD it sounded
> splendid. Play the CD back on the Tascam, Marantz, Pioneer and even the car
> CD player and everything is beautiful. Play it back through the computer
> (desk top and lap top) and the sounds terrible; very distorted and tinny.
> All the more odd is that when I play back from the computer (either the CD
> or going in directly through and Edirol interface), through an external amp,
> it sounds fine, yet when I turn up the computer speakers at the same time
> what comes out of them directly from the computer is very distorted.
>
> Anything else played in the same way through the computers; vinyl from a
> Thorens, tape from a Teac, any other CD from the Tascam, radio, DATs,
> Minisidiscs etc are all fine. After having tried just about every
> permutation of phone leads and sockets that I can think of I am homing in on
> the SP-15 deck. The computer seem to doesn't like it directly and though
> other CD players and amps are happy playing the test CDs that hold
> recordings transferred from the deck, again, the computer is not happy when
> it comes to tracks taken from the SP-15. (I created a CD with tracks from
> various sources and all played fine in the computer other than those taken
> from the SP-15).
>
> I am about to set off and get the deck tested and it might be worth noting
> that the power lead goes to an AC Converter as this piece of equipment was
> from the U.S.A but now resides in the U.K.
>
> Any advice on what could be the cause or how to resolve this conundrum would
> be greatly appreciated.
>
> Gary.
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