Absolutely--go for it with that playback gear!
On 2011-08-24 4:09 PM, Daniel Roth wrote:
> Thank you for your recommendation. I will be using one of Mike Spitz's re-manufactured Ampex ATR102 tape reproducers for 1/4" playback, and an Esoteric Systems Rek-O-Cut Rondine 3 turntable through a KAB Souvenir EQS MK12 Chronologic EQ/Preamp for capturing records. Given these excellent analog sources, I wanted to provide the best possible conversion.
> Dan Roth
> Audio Technician
> Walter J Brown Media Archives and
> Peabody Awards Collection
> University of Georgia
> Main Library
> Athens, GA
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] AD/DA converter recommendations
> Hello, Dan,
> It all really depends on what you are digitizing. While we used to be
> able to obtain substantial improvements with upgrading converters, most
> upgrades today really are most noticeable with the highest quality music
> Unless you are using one of a handful of high-end tape decks for
> reproduction, you might see more of an upgrade by spending the money on
> the analog portion of your chain rather than the digital portion.
> I was pleased by the increase in sonic quality with my new RME Fireface
> UFX, but it was subtle. The Apogee products have a good reputation, but
> I have not first-hand experience with them.
> On 2011-08-24 3:25 PM, Daniel Roth wrote:
>> Please give me your opinion on the best AD/DA converter for purposes of archival audio. Currently using an Apogee Rosetta 200 and considering the Apogee Ensemble as an upgrade.
>> What are YOUR thoughts?
>> Thank you for your insights,
>> Dan Roth
>> Audio Technician
>> Walter J Brown Media Archives and
>> Peabody Awards Collection
>> University of Georgia
>> Main Library
>> Athens, GA
> Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
> Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX
> Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.
Richard L. Hess email: [log in to unmask]
Aurora, Ontario, Canada (905) 713 6733 1-877-TAPE-FIX
Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.