How are you converting the analog to digital particularly in this case?\n\n\nWhat I did in the past and what I plan to do again is plug the turntable into the preamp and from the pre-outs, plug them into the 3.5 audio-in jack on the Notebook and record it with Audacity. It's the Audacity settings I need to most figure out to be sure I'm recording at the best quality and then saving as FLAC or ALAC*. \n\n* I'm waiting for my iPod Classic to finally die and then I'll ditch everything Apple. But the NAD can play ALACs so I don't need to get all new stuff but I'd like to migrate to FLAC and away from ALAC. Typical Apple doesn't do FLAC. Can't wait to ditch iTunes for something that does FLAC and does album art in a more conventional way.