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I use and very much like the TDL 4010 Restoration Preamp. I also used to have one of the little ART 
units, just to play records into headphones while I did desk work. It sounded surprisingly good and 
the headphone amp was surprisingly good. The USB interface was not good due to no jitter 
remediation.

Keep in mind that the TDL preamp is MONO in its output. So if you plan to deal with stereo records, 
you need a stereo preamp. NAD now makes a USB phono preamp that is not very costly:
http://nadelectronics.com/products/turntables/PP-3-Digital-Phono-Preamplifier
I have read a good review of the preamp section (the older version without the USB), I forgot where.

I'm still an advocate of keeping the phono preamp as a separate analog device, doing whatever 
sweetening or cleanup you can do with your best analog gear and then taking it into digital 
high-resolution through a good ADC. That then gives you a high-quality digital file which you can do 
further DSP on. And, of course, the best thing you can do from the get-go is obtain non-damaged 
records and clean them properly before playing. It goes without saying that RIAA records should be 
played through an RIAA preamp and that your stylus and cartridge should be in great working order.

-- Tom Fine
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Corey Bailey" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, February 15, 2012 7:49 PM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Phono Preamps


> Hi Rod,
>
> The ART website lists the USB phono plus as discontinued:
> http://artproaudio.com/discontinued_products/
>
> Based on what you've submitted, I would suggest the Rek-O-Kut.
>
> If you have vintage records and need to bypass the RIAA curve and/or wish
> to transfer them, you might consider the TDL 4010. It's shown at the
> bottom of the page here:
> http://www.kabusa.com/frameset.htm?/phonpre.htm
>
> Cheers!
>
> Corey
> Corey Bailey Audio Engineering
>
>> Of course, if I were using this phono preamp for my re-mastering, I'd
> probably go for this
>> one:http://www.garage-a-records.com/proddetail.php?prod=ES-ReEqualizer
>>
>> --- On Wed, 2/15/12, Roderic G Stephens <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> From: Roderic G Stephens <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Phono Preamps
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 12:29 PM
>>
>> This University of Georgia notice made me start to ask a question about
> my
>> future audio updates.
>> I'm about to purchase a new 7.1 Yamaha RX-V671 tuner/amplifier to
> replace
>> my old TEAC 5.1 which needs its caps replaced if it's to have a new
> career. ¬ However, the old trusty and true retiree does have a phono
> preamp which the Yamaha doesn't, so in checking the web, I found this one
>> that seems to do everything than bake bread (or
>> reels).http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/USBPhonoPPSOr would you
> recommend the tried and true plain wrapper in the same price
>> range?http://www.garage-a-records.com/proddetail.php?prod=PreampMKII
>>
>> --- On Wed, 2/15/12, Daniel Roth <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>
>> From: Daniel Roth <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: [ARSCLIST] University of Georgia Brown Media Archives in new
> facility
>> To: [log in to unmask]
>> Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2012, 11:01 AM
>>
>> Greetings,
>>
>> As a staff member of the Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody
> Awards
>> Collection, I would like to share the press release below with the ARSC
> community regarding the grand opening of a new special collections
> building on the campus of the University of Georgia.
>>
>> It is with great pride that we share the news about this
> state-of-the-art
>> facility and the impact it hopes to have on media collections throughout
> the southeast.
>>
>> As audio technician for the department, I will be overseeing the
> operation
>> of 3 new audio production suites. Each will be outfitted with
>> industry-standard technology as well as several top end analog pieces.
> This includes an Ampex ATR102 1/4" tape reproducer from ATR Services, as
> well as the KAB EQS MK12 Disc Mastering Phono Preamp, expertly
>> hand-crafted by KAB Electro-Acoustics. A complete equipment list will be
> made available on our web site shortly.
>>
>> Be on the lookout for more postings from the Brown Media Archives at UGA
> in the coming months as we embark on a new era.
>>
>> Thank you,
>>
>> Dan Roth
>> ARSC Member
>> Audio Technician
>> Walter J Brown Media Archives and
>> Peabody Awards Collection
>> University of Georgia
>> Main Library
>> Athens, GA
>>
>> Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection ready for Grand
> Opening!<http://www.libs.uga.edu/blog/?p=5503>
>>
>>
>> The Walter J. Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection has
> taken
>> up residence in its new offices at the Richard B. Russell Special
> Collections Library Building<http://www.libs.uga.edu/scl/>. Preparations
> are underway for the official building dedication
>> ceremonies<http://www.libs.uga.edu/blog/?p=5426>, scheduled for Friday,
> February 17, 2012 at 11:00a.m.
>>
>>
>> 2011 found the Brown Media Archives and Peabody Awards Collection in a
> state of transition as we undertook the massive project of¬ barcoding all
>> of its physical assets for transfer to a new, state-of-the-art storage
> vault located below the Special Collections Building‚?Ts main floors. As a
>> result of these efforts, we are poised to provide unprecedented access
> to
>> materials not previously available to the campus and research community
> at-large.
>>
>>
>> As we continue moving and unpacking in early-2012, we would like to
> welcome visitors to our newly-designed web site, and invite them to
> explore the expanded content offerings found there. As well, we have
> established a YouTube
>> channel<http://www.youtube.com/user/BrownMediaArchiveUGA> on which can
> be
>> found footage from a wide variety of our collection inventory for your
> enjoyment.
>>
>>
>> We look forward to continued service of¬ the University of Georgia, the
> people of the state of Georgia, and the community worldwide by
> maintaining
>> the highest standards of excellence in the curation of this valuable
> collection of media assets.
>>
>>
>> Ruta Abolins
>> Director, Walter J. Brown Media Archives and
>> Peabody Awards Collection
>> [log in to unmask]
>>
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