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The sound archive where I work is finally moving into a larger space and
I've been asked to come up with a floor plan for a one person space where
I'll be cleaning LPs and 78s with a Keith Monks unit and then transferring
them using a very basic set-up using a KAB SL1200-MK5 Turntable,  a Creek LP
pre-amp, an Edirol UA-5 digitizer, a PC and and DC-Art Millenium.  I
envisioned a "U" shape with the Monks unit on one side, the turntable at the
center counter and the computer workstation on the other side.  Will leave a
five foot width as an aisle and the three sides would be about six to eight
feet each leaving plenty of space, I think, to handle materials. I do not
believe any kind of walls/ acoustic insulation have been budgeted in. I'm
currently using just headphones, which I'm aware is not optimal for
audioning audio restorations.

I'd appreciate any ideas or suggestions people might have since I'm going to
have to live with this set-up for a long while. I'm not a professional in
this area and arrived at this mostly through my language and database
abilities, so consider this carte-blanche to be frank. I really just need to
do the best I can with what is being offered here technically and may have
the ability over time to do some equipment upgrading (such as a pre-amp that
is not permanently set to the RIAA LP curve) as budget money becomes
available.

RA Friedman, Archivist
Freedman Jewish Sound Archive
University of Pennsylvania