If you are really into converting vinyl to CD's and are new to it, you might want to go to atmp.com, select archives from the top of the screen and then go down the left side of the screen till you hit "What's Under the Hood". There you will find a three part article called Got Vinyl, that will take you though the steps very clearly on how to move and digitize your vinyl (or audio tapes) collection over to CD's. Although ClickRepair did not exist when I wrote the article, it too would make a fine tool to use for eliminating noise, pops, and all else that goes bump in the night.
One word of warning, whatever you do, do not use the mike input on your Mac to record through especially on older Macs. It is not properly shielded against the internal sounds produced by the Mac and will be encoded with your music. If you have optical inputs use them or buy a sound card.
Although the article was written a while back things like this really do not change. The process is still the same. One funny thing that did happen while I was writing article, was by the time I got to part to part two, all the print magazines were suddenly putting out their own How-To on the subject but, not as in depth and I caught a few mistakes as if it was a rush job. I really got a kick out of it. The icing on the cake for me were the comments I got from all different countries making this the best article I ever wrote. Please do not take these comments as an ego trip, I just wanted to help those who are stumbling around on how to do this procedure because it is not as simple as you may think. End of Line