Absolutely--go for it with that playback gear! On 2011-08-24 4:09 PM, Daniel Roth wrote: > Richard, > > 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. > > Cheers, > > Dan > ------ > Dan Roth > Audio Technician > Walter J Brown Media Archives and > Peabody Awards Collection > University of Georgia > Main Library > Athens, GA > > ________________________________________ > From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [[log in to unmask]] on behalf of Richard L. Hess [[log in to unmask]] > Sent: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 3:58 PM > To: [log in to unmask] > 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 > sources. > > 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. > > Cheers, > > Richard > > On 2011-08-24 3:25 PM, Daniel Roth wrote: >> Greetings, >> >> 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 >> >> ------ >> 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 > http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm > 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 http://www.richardhess.com/tape/contact.htm Quality tape transfers -- even from hard-to-play tapes.