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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:21 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:26 pm 
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I prefer to use a a clean record, line contact or equivalent stylus for records with wear, and obviously a really good phono stage. Cartridge install and setup is very important, esp. VTA.

Processors almost always invariably change the sound in unwanted ways as well.

My current setup is quite good on records I am sure would be noisier on another setup.

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Back in the day I used a Burwen Click and Pop machine but found it took considerable finesse getting the settings just right for each recording. Most times the result sounded compressed like a Dolby recording that wasn't expanded on playback.

Looks like this solution uses the same analogue theory but goes an extra step of converting to digital and back making the idea of analogue a waste of time. Of course the vendor claims it preserves the sound of analogue.

My old ears would have trouble differentiating between analogue and a real good digital version of said recording.

I could see this being useful if one were to digitize a library of old albums. In this case it would be about preserving the music.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 1:32 pm 
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...a record thing for people who really don't like records...but must keep up appearances to the contrary... :D

-- 14 Feb 2018 16:41 --

71Challenger wrote:

I could see this being useful if one were to digitize a library of old albums. In this case it would be about preserving the music.


...that makes sense...

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A while ago I had a computer program that removed pops and ticks.
I think it was by Roxio.

SAE had a pop and tick component
compression of the sound reduces dynamic range.


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I'd like to put that 'non-destuctive' filter to the test. Izotope's Rx click/pop filter for vinyl is the best I've come across, but it's far from non-destructive.

Can't teach a computer what music sounds like. Maybe one day when AI comes of age...

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I had a PS Audio phono pre that converted the signal to DSD and out to my dac.
that configuration did not last long.


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