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  #180158 25-Nov-2008 10:24
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bazzer:

Are you offering to sell marmel your Linn for under $200?  How kind!



I suspect it's worth more than $200 even though  I purchased it nearly 30 years ago!  It still works (what can go wrong?) but in my opinion the best audio these days in lossless digital, either DVD-Audio or SACD, both of which I have and enjoy.




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  #180160 25-Nov-2008 10:32
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xpd: While on the subject of vinyl, anyone here live on the North Shore with a turntable hooked up to their PC for converting vinyl to MP3/WAV ?
Ive got a few records here I'd like to convert but dont have a turntable myself.....
Im sure I could throw a couple dozen beer or something your way for the trouble... Smile

I think the latest JayCar flyer had some devices for doing this...


Yeah they have a USB turntable but at $107..... its a tad out of my price range for just wanting a few records converted. Smile




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  #180162 25-Nov-2008 10:46
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lchiu7: in my opinion the best audio these days in lossless digital, either DVD-Audio or SACD, both of which I have and enjoy.

Way off topic, but neither of those formats are lossless.  The both lose something in the digitisation of analog sound.

The Linn is a nice TT, and if it's in good condition, age is probably not a big concern.  It'd be great if marmel could pick up such a high quality turntable secondhand at a good price, but it might be too big a risk.  I just thought it was funny that you seemd down on "audiophile" turntables but own an LP12!



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bazzer:
lchiu7: in my opinion the best audio these days in lossless digital, either DVD-Audio or SACD, both of which I have and enjoy.

Way off topic, but neither of those formats are lossless.  The both lose something in the digitisation of analog sound.

The Linn is a nice TT, and if it's in good condition, age is probably not a big concern.  It'd be great if marmel could pick up such a high quality turntable secondhand at a good price, but it might be too big a risk.  I just thought it was funny that you seemd down on "audiophile" turntables but own an LP12!


A couple of points. Most recordings these days are digital so the only A2D conversion that takes place in probably in the microphones. Going back to vinyl means another D2A conversion. So in all digital recording chain, if you can get at home what was on the final master tape with no lossy compression, then that is the ultimate.

As for the LP12 - I purchased that 30 years ago.  At the time this was the best way to get high quality audio at home (with a good cartridge and amp - I didn't and still don't believe in high end speaker cables).

Times and technology have changed since then. Getting way OT here but when I purchased my first CD player in 1984 (and I still have it), I began to migrate away from vinyl and the Linn was used less and less.




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lchiu7: A couple of points. Most recordings these days are digital so the only A2D conversion that takes place in probably in the microphones. Going back to vinyl means another D2A conversion. So in all digital recording chain, if you can get at home what was on the final master tape with no lossy compression, then that is the ultimate.

Exactly!  Although I don't think you'll find ADC in the mics.  Until all the instruments are digital, then any digital representation of the sound is lossy, by definiition.  In any case, I suspect pro digital recording uses higher bit and sampling rates anyway.  But now I'm just being pedantic, sorry. Laughing

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