I agree, but do you have another suggest on how we can proceed? We are
passing around the flac files which is the results we are going to have
from any process.
Georgeblood is doing this outside of Phili, if that helps.
On 1/23/19 8:59 PM, Clark Johnsen wrote:
> Would love to help, but the intervention of all the computer stages
> obscures straightforward comparisons, IMHO.
> On Wed, Jan 23, 2019 at 1:08 PM Brewster Kahle <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> Building on the Great 78 Project <https://great78.archive.org>, the
>> Internet Archive <https://archive.org/details/archive.org> is working
>> towards a new project to digitize LPs. Dubbed “Lost Vinyl”, the project
>> seeks to preserve LPs focusing on those that never made it to the
>> digital world.
>> We are seeking community feedback to help us find the best sounding
>> recording chain.
>> In this item ( https://archive.org/details/lostvinylsamples ) you will
>> find 5 sets of LP transfers of 5 very different musical styles done with
>> 4 combinations of phono-preamp and analog to digital converter. The
>> components cost anywhere from a few hundred dollars to several thousand
>> dollars. The demo files were prepared by the technical engineering staff
>> at George Blood LP <https://www.georgeblood.com>. Performance
>> specifications were verified (all RIAA preamps are within 2dB of each
>> other at any frequency, most within 0.1 or 0.5 dB), levels were matched
>> at each stage, and all are recorded at 96/24. The files have been
>> renamed in different orders to obscure their provenance. Only one person
>> has the key to which file was made with which combination of hardware.
>> The hardware used includes:
>> RDL (Radio Design Labs) EZ-PH1 phono preamp
>> TimeStep phono preamp
>> Focusrite Scarlette A/D covertor
>> Prism Lyra A/D convertor
>> The combinations are (in no particular order):
>> RDL into Lyra
>> RDL into Scarlette
>> TimeStep into Lyra
>> Lyra standalone (using instrument input terminated by 47 kOhms resistor
>> with RIAA EQ preset)
>> Please add your comments in the reviews of the item containing the
>> samples https://archive.org/details/lostvinylsamples.
>> To reiterate-- the samples are made with different equipment and are not
>> consistent from one work to the next.
>> Thank you for helping! If you would to participate in other ways,
>> please let us know.