[ubuntu-uk] USB sound device for recording line-in to a laptop?

Rob Beard rob at esdelle.co.uk
Mon Sep 8 11:07:26 BST 2008

Adam Funk wrote:
> Would anyone like to recommend an external USB sound-device with a
> line-in input, suitable for recording from a hi-fi line-level
> connection using Audacity?  I have no idea what to search for or what
> the price ranges are like.
> A 3.5 mm or 2.5 mm stereo jack would be fine, or even a pair of RCA
> jacks.  This is for a laptop running Ubuntu that has a mono microphone
> jack but no line-in.
> Thanks,
> Adam

Something like this would do the job:


or this


I'm sure you'd be able to find one cheaper than £20/£25 though.  I 
picked up one of the Sweex Exeternal sound cards for £18 from a local 
super store (Trago Mills in Newton Abbot).

The Sweex adaptor also has digital in/out but it doesn't support 
DTS/Dolby Digital passthrough.

Other than that, a USB Soundblaster?


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