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Post  Cale on Mon Apr 22, 2013 11:59 am

A few years ago a acquired a set of records produced for the Western Maryland Railway Historical Society entitled Fast Freight Rolling. It's a series of recordings of steam locomotives for the WM. Not being a big audiophile it's been a long time since I owned a record player so I've never actually heard these played. Has any one had experience converting records over to CD format? It would be nice to finally hear these.

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Post  Uniblab on Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:27 pm

Cale,

I haven't done it in a while but I have a vintage audiophile sound system which would work well for this type project. The turntable is a German Revox with linear-tracking tone arm and a Mitsubishi dual-monaural preamp. However, I don't have any kind of equalizer. But if you just want to capture the recording as cleanly as possible this would do it, especially with never been played records.

The preamp would be connected to a PC (or MAC) to record the output then burned to disc.

(I just remembered I'm still looking for a vintage Disc Washer system to clean the records and a "ZeroStat" to remove static pops.)

How soon are you hoping to do this? Perhaps we can talk about it at the next meeting.

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Post  ctbyrne on Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:28 pm

I actually have quite a lot of experience doing this. The easiest thing you can do would be to get a record player with usb output.
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Post  Uniblab on Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:19 pm

ctbyrne wrote:...The easiest thing you can do would be to get a record player with usb output.

Yes, that would certainly be the easiest. However, to my mind there are at least a couple questions to be asked/answered:

1. How much does the USB turntable cost?

2. How much do you want to spend?

3. What kind of quality recordings are you looking for?

4. Are you looking for easier or "better"?

I'm sure the USB turntables will play records well enough. However, I'm pretty certain they are anything but a high fidelity sound system - unless it is a high-end (expensive) device. Good enough for making MP3 recordings but, if you want to get the most nuances from the recordings, not the best option (to my audiophile standards).

Plus, I would strongly suggest using a high quality dust removing system and ideally an anti-static system to protect the vinyl disk and improve the recording (respectively).

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Post  Cale on Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:56 pm

Well here's the thing. I don't have any other records beside these that I want to listen to so I'm not really looking to go out and spend a ton of money on high end audio equipment just for that. I have enough expensive hobbies as it is. lol! I do want to get as good a quality recording as I can though. So Mike if you have the equipment to do a proper transfer and don't mind helping me out it would be awesome. I'm not in any rush. We can talk more about it at the May meet.

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Post  Kreativ Snail on Mon Apr 29, 2013 7:18 pm

I have a USB turntable. The sound is not as good as a high end turntable, and it picks up every speck of static it can. You also have to "babysit" it, to put the breaks between the songs, and manually name each track.
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