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Problems recording with a NUC

Postby theredferrari » 20 Mar 2017 23:45


Please forgive me if this is out of place but digital audio is so far and wide nowadays.

I have an Intel NUC6i5SYH NUC connected to Zone 2 of my Denon AVR-X2300 AV receiver via HDMI.

I want to rip my records and have connected an RCA to 3.5mm cable to Zone 2 of my receiver.

When I connect the cable into the NUC mic / headphone port, I see a Realtec window open and I choose if I have a headset, mic etc. I choose mic (but have also chosen the other headset options which are present).

No sound at all. My connections are ok and zone 2 works. I am using the Intel sound driver released last January. I have tried Stereo Mix and Mic in the Sound section of Control Panel. I use Windows 10.

I wonder if the NUC is designed for line-in purposes. Am I doing something wrong?

I really want to avoid buying a TASCAM SD-400 (or whatever their cheapest model is called) as space is very tight in my cabinet and the NUC is my theatre PC.

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Re: Problems recording with a NUC

Postby Rice » 21 Mar 2017 23:16

Not sure if I understood you correctly.I also must say that I don't have a Denon AV receiver either.
But will try to give some opinions.
In the Realtec software there are several ways to configure your sound path.

There are coloured input and output jacks on your pc.The litlle orange speaker in the right lower corner of the lower task bar , is where you can set (up) your behaviour for the Realtec.

There you can choose in what format it should play the sounds - Cd or DVD.
You can choose 44.1 kHz 16bit - 48kHz 16bits - 96kHz 16 bits etc.

Then you also have the white litlle speaker.That is where you can adjust the overall volume in the sound path(s).Right click on it and you can choose from - Playback devices.

This is obviously what you should configure.Choosing for Playback devices will open a new window , where you can configure the Realtec sound path.
You can enable or disable certain devices.

In the Volume mixer , you can specify how much sound will pass through the mixer.
If the Realtec volume slider is all the way down , you will not hear any sound.

So , you cannot set the sound ONLY in the Realtec software.You also need to work in conjunction with the Windows - small white speaker - settings.


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