Thanks for the link!
That is an option as well. There are so many like it, but very very few that have RCA in- and outputs!
As mentioned before, I use my PC as a "tape deck" With my recordplayer hooked up to the same pre-amp with its built-in, pristine, phono amp! Gotta love Rotel just for that!
I work "home" level, or rather "consumer" level (-4db). My PCI card can however be used at +10 db studio level, unbalanced.
btw, I was led to believe THE Technics SL1200 was a better built Akai (AP-207/307)...
Still want one, in black to match the Rotels. Not cheap!