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Re: Analog -> Digital Conversion Equipment
« Reply #15 on: February 16, 2006, 06:04:37 PM »
Ok.. We've gone from 'unlimited' to "quite limited"   :)

To do this fairly well, I'd want an LP12 with at least an ittok tonearm and a decent cartidge. Then you need a good phono pre and the A/D.

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Re: Analog -> Digital Conversion Equipment
« Reply #16 on: February 19, 2006, 03:52:46 AM »
From what I understand about Nak decks, is that the 'data' is recorded on a narrower 'band' on the tape, unlike a non-Nak machine which uses the entire width of the tape. I think upon playback if the tape was not recorded on a Nak, information may be lost if a Nak deck is used. Does that make sense? I think this info is correct but I may be wrong.....

I think that's a general problem when it comes to playback tapes that were recorded on another deck, isn't it? You'll only get the best sound if you playback the cassette on the deck it was recorded on. That's why you want to adjust the azimuth, you can try to match the azimuth of the original recording deck on your playback deck and get similar results.

I like the Tascam 122 mk II/mk III cassette decks for transfer - great metering, XLR in/out, easy azimuth adjustment, dd motors, etc... ;)

That's certainly a great deck. I think you can still have this deck serviced relatively cheap while that becomes more and more problematic with Nak decks. Here in Europe the situation is even worse, that's why I sold my ZX-7 sometime ago and bought a Revox B-215 that I now use for transfers.

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Re: Analog -> Digital Conversion Equipment
« Reply #17 on: February 20, 2006, 08:20:28 PM »
we should talk when you come into pittsburgh.  you realize i do this for a living, don't you?  ;)
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Re: Analog -> Digital Conversion Equipment
« Reply #18 on: February 20, 2006, 08:32:27 PM »
you love being stuck in a cave dont you, either at work or at home, you are a hermit ;D

id just get a modsbm1 for the A/D conversion, for the money, it cant be beat, unless he wants to do 24-bit
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Re: Analog -> Digital Conversion Equipment
« Reply #19 on: February 20, 2006, 08:48:17 PM »
hermit my ass!  i just don't go to concerts, but I'm out all the time :)
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Re: Analog -> Digital Conversion Equipment
« Reply #20 on: February 20, 2006, 08:51:44 PM »
hermit my ass!  i just don't go to concerts, but I'm out all the time :)

just never wanna hang w/ us geeky tapers huh? ;) if you came out friday, you could have helped swampy babysit me 8)

did you sell the brick?
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Re: Analog -> Digital Conversion Equipment
« Reply #21 on: February 20, 2006, 10:10:06 PM »
did you sell the brick?

Let's go get it from him Bean - he surely doesn't need it anymore  :o ;) ;D
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Re: Analog -> Digital Conversion Equipment
« Reply #22 on: February 22, 2006, 02:14:28 PM »
shoot, you had to go and limit the budget before i could drop this on ya.
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Re: Analog -> Digital Conversion Equipment
« Reply #23 on: February 22, 2006, 03:15:55 PM »
You'd think some brainiac could figure out a way to do the laser TT at low cost as a DIY.  Though it does look pretty trick..



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Re: Analog -> Digital Conversion Equipment
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2006, 12:22:59 PM »
A good external ADC and via S/PDIF or AES/EBU to the PC.

I would suggest a DBX Quantum (can also don some processing before transfer to the PC) and an M-Audio soundcard.
Maybe some software on the PC if you don't do all on the Quantum.

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Re: Analog -> Digital Conversion Equipment
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2006, 12:33:18 PM »
shoot, you had to go and limit the budget before i could drop this on ya.
After properly cleaning the records, run them through this:
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I'll take two please.  "I got two laser tables and a microphone."

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Re: Analog -> Digital Conversion Equipment
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2006, 01:48:05 PM »
I'll take two please.  "I got two laser tables and a microphone."

haha... that thing is pretty sick.
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Re: Analog -> Digital Conversion Equipment
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2006, 08:30:34 AM »
Personally I'm intrigued by their new 'declicker'.

Back on topic tho, a reasonable -> high quality phono pre-amp > external sound device w/ a/d such as an m-audio audiophile.

You can spend up to $20,000 on fancy RIAA tube driven preamps but you can get quality for a few hundred. As for the a/d & soundcard, I prefer an external solution because it is less prone to em interference, imo.
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