[Cin] offtopic: Digitize and record Audio via Line-In Jack or via USB adapter?

Terje J. Hanssen terjejhanssen at gmail.com
Sat Sep 25 21:22:57 CEST 2021

Thanks a lot for this information.
I'v found a near identical(?) model at an affordable price,
Behringer U-Phono UFO202 USB Vinyl Audio interface

I wonder if it is possible to record and save audio in FLAC lossless
compressed format in any application on Linux?


fre. 24. sep. 2021, 13:58 skrev mnieuw--- via Cin <
cin at lists.cinelerra-gg.org>:

> The Realtec ALC892 audi chip used on your (and may other) motherboards
> have for input two stereo A/D converters, which can do
> 16/20/24-bit, and 44.1k/48k/96k/192kHz sample rates.
> Because the analog front end is specified as 90 dB(A), and 16 bits
> in itself is 96 dB, there is little point in using more than 16 bits,
> unless it needs to be mixed with 20 or 24 bit signals.
> The highest sample rates usually cause a loss in precision, and
> bandtwith is limited to 22 kHz mostly (I think motherboard determines
> that).
> How this compares to external USB sound cards I don't know, have not
> looked at measurements. The Behringer UCA202 I once measured, and S/N
> was 70 dB. Which was way below the noise from the cassettes I
> digitized, so prefect for this.
> MatN
> On Thu, 23 Sep 2021 22:33:50 +0200
> "Terje J. Hanssen via Cin" <cin at lists.cinelerra-gg.org> wrote:
> > I'm travelling some days, so sorry I have to wait a week to
> > practically follow up the replies.
> >
> > I have speakers connected to the back panel audio ports and possibly
> > also a mic.
> > In the meantime thanks for the received suggestion and detailed
> > information.
> >
> > What is really the "A/D converter" using analog ports in comparision
> > with an usb A/D adapter?
> >
> > Terje
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