It's been years since I used a Packburn. But I remember being
impressed with the unit once we had the 'bypass RIAA' switch
installed. The click removal was quite impressive and the NR, just
like software NR, was best used sparingly & in small doses. If you
need a quick, cleaner-but-not-perfect pass of a disc, I think the
Packburn can still serve in this capacity.
Jeff Carroll, Mastering Engineer
Bluefield Mastering Inc. - Raleigh, NC USA