I completely agree with Dave and Lou. Gary ____________________________ Gary Galo Audio Engineer Emeritus The Crane School of Music SUNY at Potsdam, NY 13676 "Great art presupposes the alert mind of the educated listener." Arnold Schoenberg "A true artist doesn't want to be admired, he wants to be believed." Igor Markevitch "If you design an audio system based on the premise that nothing is audible, on that system nothing will be audible." G. Galo -----Original Message----- From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List <[log in to unmask]> On Behalf Of Lou Judson Sent: Friday, January 25, 2019 9:28 AM To: [log in to unmask] Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] help us select A/D and phono preamp for an upcoming LP project? I want to add my vote to Davbe's. Use a good cart and preamp first or all comparisons of thje digital end are invalid. But I am unable to dowload the files! I tried the WAV and also the FLAC and each foiled more than halfway through the "all files" download. I am routinely able to download large files, so I don't think the problem is on my end. I usually get single files form, your site, but with 20 files to compare, I wanted to get them all in one folder. Anyone else having problems with this? <L> Lou Judson Intuitive Audio 415-883-2689 On Jan 25, 2019, at 1:43 AM, Dave Cawley <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > HI Brewster > > I get what you are doing, but comparing systems on good quality LP's using a low quality cartridge is the wrong way to do things. If you fit a much better cartridge you will find your observations different as you will be properly evaluating the system. > > However a good cartridge also needs a good phonostage, and none that you have listed are Hi Fi quality. This is a great project, but it would be a great shame to make less than good archives from them ?