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Stereo line-in recording on T460s Thinkpad

I wish to record a low level stereo signal from the aux output of a stereo tuner using my Thinkpad.  The T460s has no input plug for a mic or other audio device.  Is there an alternative?  Is there any HDMI or USB adapter that will accomplish this task?  Thanks.  

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Re: Stereo line-in recording on T460s Thinkpad

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Google "external sound card" and "Line In" with quotes around them and you'll get a zillion hits for USB devices. Some are better than others. There are cheapo dongles that do a passable job all the way up to professional ones with XLR inputs. (The ThinkPad's HDMI connecction is outgoing only)


Since you said "tuner," I imagine you're recording off of the radio. Unless you plan to use an HD radio, any of the less-expensive models should do a good job. Just make sure you get one with the jack pack you need that'll work with the OS and recording you're using.



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Re: Stereo line-in recording on T460s Thinkpad

@AMichael12 wrote:


The T460s has no input plug for a mic or other audio device.


For the record, and for other readers of this thread: the T460s does have a mic/audio input.  It's part of the combo (headset) jack.  Access for anything other than a headset requires a mic/headphone splitter cable.


Mono, so it doesn't help in this application, but it is there.



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