From Tom Fine: "...I would argue that these would be great overkill for such
things as cassette field recordings,
almost any spoken word, private recordings, old non-hifi media, etc."
If the recordings are worth cleaning up, I'd argue they are worth the best
converters one can afford. Digital artifacts are not covered up by analog
recording artifacts. It comes down to the actual value of the recordings vs.
the cost. High quality converters create audio that can accept a lot more
signal processing before turning crunchy.
Bob Olhsson Audio Mastery, Nashville TN
Mastering, Audio for Picture, Mix Evaluation and Quality Control
Over 40 years making people sound better than they ever imagined!