mp3, flac, cd, cassette tapes...

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by MooSquad, Jan 25, 2014.

  1. But now that this is connected, I reckon my desk is fairly complete. Was a #%[email protected] fixing the little pre-amp, but now that I found a suitable and more or less stable power supply for it (0.3A, 9V from a phone charger) shit's running well. Currently rocking some metallica bootleg (hungary early 90s) I don't care much about to see what to do about the minor resonance exactly - it's an earthing thing. But damn I'm happy it's running at last.

    edit: this is also the main reason why I wanted a very very solid desk, so I could write/do things and enjoy this at the same time, hemistage would have to rephrase heavy duty after experiencing this
  2. #2 MooSquad, Jan 25, 2014
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  3. Nice deck, what cartridge is that? Also for your grounding issue, see if a nearby electronic device might be causing it, so turn them off or place the deck farther away and see if you get better results.
  4. It's the player itself, putting my finger on the deck releases most of the buzz, haha. The magnetic field of other devices is alright, but good tip anyway. The cartridge is an old 401 (philips), but its condition is good.

    I'll just extend the grounder to reach the heating element <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/PnutSpecial.gif"></A>
  5. You can now consider yourself a jerk from wisconsin
  6. What is flac, precious?
  7. it's a way to turn an mp3 in to gigabytes.
  8. Uncompressed music. Sounds better than mp3
  9. I'm not even sure if good usb vinyl devices exist. I know they exist, but not if they're good
  10. I dont either lol
  11. anyway, I could've done it directly through my amp, but I wanted my computer to be inbetween, so that's the setup I made now, hence an external pre-amp was necessary <A BORDER="0" HREF=""><IMG BORDER="0" SRC="pitlane/emoticons/smile.gif"></A>
  12. #13 norco123, Jan 25, 2014
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  13. That's a much better alternative than a whole usb-turntable, though
  14. my friend has a aux-to-k7 for his shitty Cherokee
    the iphone music really stood out in this connectivity
  15. I recently sold my turntable to my brother.
    Not sure why.
  16. No, FLAC is compressed, WAV is uncompressed. FLAC is just lossless (no loss of quality) versus MP3 which is lossy (loss of quality). FLAC = Free Lossless Audio Codec

    So to answer your question, Max, basically a FLAC file is a compressed version of exactly what's on a CD, whereas an MP3 is a compressed version of audio that has had its higher frequencies removed for the sake of even smaller file size.
  17. Decks that output straight to USB generally suck and have ceramic styli on their cartridges that will inflict more damage onto your records than any other type of needle as well as crappy internal pre-amps. You're much better off with a nice pre-amp that outputs to USB or better yet just a decent quality soundcard for your computer.

    Right now in my rig I've got

    Panasonic/Technics SL-1100 (the grandaddy of all Technics models, the precursor/studio model of the 1200, thing is a freakin' tank)
    Denon DL-110 cartridge (probably your best value point in the audiophile cartridge market, at around $115-125, beyond this price your performance returns begin to drop)
    Pro-ject Tube Box II (for that nice tube amp sound)
    M-Audio Audiophile 192 Soundcard (one of the better value soundcards that records stereo at high quality, up to 24-bit/192kHz)

    I'd highly recommend any one of those components. Pro-ject also makes tube pre-amps that output straight to USB so you can skip the high end soundcard if you wish, but I don't know quite how good of an ADC it would have in it and what maximum quality it outputs, but I trust with Pro-ject it should be of decent quality.

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