And STEP 4 is to take it to digital with a good A/D engine...straight 
across...without attempting ANY electronic "restoration" on the way.


Mark Durenberger

From: "Tom Fine" <[log in to unmask]>

> This is why I always argue that STEP 1 in acquiring and tranferring 
> grooved disks should be to find the best-condition copy of the item that 
> you can. And STEP 2 is to properly clean that item so it plays as well as 
> possible. STEP 3 would be to make sure you have the proper needle, that 
> it, too, is clean and un-damaged and that you have a reliable turntable 
> and good preamp with the proper EQ curve available.