As another member observed, how knowledgable would students be about
playback settings for 78s and lacquer discs? To which I would add, why are
students being permitted to handle these media unsupervised or at all?
Unless they are not deemed suitable for preservation.
On Fri, Mar 27, 2015 at 10:56 AM, David Day <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Here at BYU we are looking to purchase two phono pre-amps, one for a
> turntable dedicated to playing 78 rpm discs and a second dedicated to
> playing 16-inch transcription discs. Do any of you have recommendations for
> phono pre-amps that would be ideal for each format? Both turntables are
> modified Technics SL-1200MK2 built by Diapason Archive Turntable. We have
> a set of Grado cartridges in various sizes made for 78 rpm playback as well
> as some Stanton 680EE cartridges.
> The turntables are in carrels provided for students to listen to
> recordings in our Music Recordings Archive. The pre-amp signal will be sent
> to Tascam SS-CDR200s for headphone monitoring and to give the students the
> ability to capture to various formats.
> Anyone have experience with the Technolink TC-778 RIAA Phono Preamp with
> 78rpm Equalization? Is there anything out there that might give more
> flexibility in selecting multiple EQs? We have an Esoteric Sound
> turnover-rolloff device that is not working. Is it worth getting repaired?
> Is there a pre-amp that would work well with it?
> My budget is about $1,250 for each pre-amp. Would the money be better
> spend on better cartridges?
> Eager to learn from your experience and advise,
> David Day
1006 Langer Way
Delray Beach, FL 33483