Simultaneous transfer, both FLAT and with EQ, really requires separate
gain stages, to avoid clipping of the FLAT stage, especially if you are
playing metal parts!
And I agree about 24 bits, and definitely all transfers to be made in "stereo".
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> Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:24:23 -0400
> From: "Richard L. Hess" <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: Re: "Best of both worlds" disk preamplifier
> Just a note of caution: please make certain all of this is properly
> gain-staged and be conservative on the level settings to avoid clipping
> anywhere in the chain for both outputs.
> I might add that at least two inputs with individual loading adjustments
> would be great.
> How to deal with stereo is also a question. I have not looked at the
> KAB, but I thought it was a mono device.
> One needs balance between the two stereo inputs before summing at least.
> If you're designing something new, a full-stereo RIAA option would also
> be great.
> The raw output should not be summed. It should be stereo. In cassette
> work, I sometimes go back to the channel-selection stage to improve a
> segment when dealing with mono tapes.