I do not know the specific product, and the common wisdom about early
integrated turntables like this was quite unfavorable, but I see at
least one serious problem - the USB output will produce sounds that
have been equalized for Lp listening and will distort the tone balance
of most 78, even if you change the stylus to a proper one.
So for 78 I do not think this is adequate. It also does not leave room
for improvement, and with the continuous drop in price/quality rate, I
think this is unwise, sacrifiying too much for sake of commodity.
I prefer to do this with a high quality turntable - found Duals to be
very sturdy and regular - attached to a separate flat pre for 78 and a
NAD RIAA pre for vinyl. Currently using Edirol UA 25, I have three of
them in different locations and been very happy quality and
service-wise. You can use any Cd burner as "transport" and get very
good D/A conversion to listen to Cds or files from HD. It's also
important to invest in some good software, I found my quality level
(non professional, but there are much worse transfers out there for
sale) well served by Audition + Click Repair, but I am also using DC8
because I bought the packhage with their Tracer flat amplifier.
This way you can improve or test any element of the chain should
opportunity or necessity arise.
Hope this is useful,
On Thu, Apr 1, 2010 at 2:58 AM, Robert Richard
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> ARSC List,
> Any recommendations for purchasing, budget is less than $500 (CAN) and collection is less than 500 Lp (mostly 33RPM, 45RPM and a few 78RPM) a new turntable? Current sound card, inputs and outputs, can handle Firewire, RCA, S/PDIF.
> From many others, I did get the following suggestion: Stanton T92 - Turntable with SB and S/PDIF Outputs. Any additional suggestions for resources on how to digitize Lp?
> Thanks in advance for your replies.
> Robert Richard
> Centre d'études acadiennes Anselme-Chiasson
> Université de Moncton
> Moncton, Nouveau-Brunswick E1A 3E9