The LP12 feeds the amplifier via the specified pre-amp. The analogue output is then fed to the CD recorder via the tape loop.
The CD recorder records directly in real time generating CD quality WAV files at 44.1kHz sample rate, 16Bit sample size @ 1411kbps.
Do not be too dismissive of the amplification stages, many trials have proven that this is a very good amplifier and integrated phonostage.
Clip 1: Heart, Dreamboat Annie, White Lightning And Wine, 1976, Arista, Arty 139 Clip 2: Fleetwood Mac, Fleetwood Mac, Landslide, 1975, Reprise Records, K54043 Clip 3: Carmel, Everybody's got a little ... Soul, Sweet and Lovely, 1987, London Recordings, LONLP40 Clip 4: Mozart, Piano Concerto No.21, Serenade in G major, Moura Lypmany-The Virtuosi of England, 1974, Music For Pleasure, CFP 40009 Clip 5: Bob Dylan, Slow Train Coming, Slow Train, 1979, CBS, 86095 (Certain Cartridges Only)