Anyone into doing this? Is it possible, and better to run directly from the turntable, or AUX. outputs on the receiver for unamplified sound; or do you need to connect to receiver speaker outputs for an amplified sound source? I've been told that you get a music file with less sound degradation by using WAV files which are uncompressed instead of using mp3 files that are compressed? I'm not exactly an audiophile, but if I get into this I would want to make the best quality music files possible for the time, money, and effort invested. What benefits if any are there to different sound cards and their characteristics for the quality of the uploading of the music? I already know the sound quality differences for the quality of the needle, etc. for the turntable/ LP side of things. Getting more picky, high quality speaker cables make a difference in sound quality to high end speakers. I assume the quality of the cables used for uploading music from a source could also effect the quality of the new files created in the hard drive. Any suggestions here? It was suggested to use the microphone mini plug to connect to the pc. Is that the best choice? I was told that connection has a much larger transfer capacity than a USB connection. What other considerations are there? Thanks.