Hope this is the right forum but here goes.
I buy CD's which I rip to flac files using dbpoweramp on my windows laptop. I then listen to them via Sonos. Either via the one plugged directly into my amp and speakers in the living room or the one in the study (converted bedroom) upstairs .
I have a collection (not large) of old vinyl records which i would like to listen to via the same system so I want to rip the vinyl to flac (or apple lossless) and copy the files to my external hard drive (where dbpoweramp puts them and sonos can acces them).
I wont make much use of the turntable after ripping them so after much debate I plumped for a audio-technica AT-LP120-USB as this had a built in phono pre-amp and a USB connection not to mention lots of good reviews for the cash.
I set it up, installed Audacity on the mac and connected it to the apple mac in the study.
Its fairly straight forward and I ripped a few tracks (using Audacity), exported them to flac files and copied them to the hard drive that sonos uses.
However the sound is....dissapointing. Its about half as quiet as exactly the same track ripped from CD using dbpoweramp.
Ive messed around with the settings but to no avail.
So Im trying to find out how to improve the sound.
Anyone got any ideas?