On 2012-01-11 4:03 AM, Ted Kendall perceptively wrote: > What's the problem with going through analogue? Transparent conversion > has been available for some time now, and the vagaries of modelling > would be far more likely to cause problems than another stage of > conversion. I think it's more the Dolby box than the D-A/A-D box(es) that I worry about. While the M rack is fairly transparent, the 360/361 is less so. They are not bad, but not 100% clean. The 363 might be a better choice and is newer, but pricier. Cheers, Richard -- 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.