Distorted Vision wrote:I figured it was the Dino. I have an Ortofon Kontrapunkt B cartridge. I'm not sure what other settings you're referring to.
So you are probably running the Dino at 63dB of gain. Turn it upside down and have a look at the settings there.
For recording you could reduce its gain then with one setting, that would be 52dB ('MM low'). Give it a try. Record in 24 bit mode (not that you'll get 24 meaningful bits of information
) and amplify it again later in a decent audio editor operating in floating point or at least with 32 bit accuracy.
It's not just the Dino (Dino is too loud, but only for MMs). Most modern 0.5mV MCs and modern +60dB phonostages together overload most soundcards or other recording ADCs. That's a fact of life.
Partly because of this I created my KlangwerK phonostage with continuously variable gain.
Michell Orbe/SME IV/Lyra Delos/Michell Iso & Orca & Alecto Stereo/Quad ESL-63/Denon DVD-2930/Apogee MiniDAC/Pioneer N-50 streamer