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Ok well a similar situation then,about 20% of my records were acetate/dub's so getting the best quality i could is pretty much paramount.
You can hire decks quite cheap but beware you may need to adjust the azimuth and the weightings etc so the needle runs true.
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Ok well a similar situation then,about 20% of my records were acetate/dub's so getting the best quality i could is pretty much paramount.
You can hire decks quite cheap but beware you may need to adjust the azimuth and the weightings etc so the needle runs true.
Yeah, I think I'll look into that in my area.
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See if you can find a DJ or producer in ur area. I have an SL-1200, preamp, and an audio interface that I use to sample/mix with. USB turntables won't convert very well, so I've heard. Since yhe wants Hi-quality FLAC, you need to do this converstion properly.

Check this thread on Head-Fi:

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...letion-to-flac

Ur Xonar may sound fine for an input, but you don't want to skimp on the preamp/TT/Cartridge.
Edited by slytown - 6/16/11 at 12:09am
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See if you can find a DJ or producer in ur area. I have an SL-1200, preamp, and an audio interface that I use to sample/mix with. USB turntables won't convert very well, so I've heard. Since yhe wants Hi-quality FLAC, you need to do this converstion properly.

Check this thread on Head-Fi:

http://www.head-fi.org/forum/thread/...letion-to-flac

Ur Xonar may sound fine for an input, but you don't want to skimp on the preamp/TT/Cartridge.
Thanks for the help. I'm hearing a lot about the technics Sl-1200, so I may look into that as a TT. I am going to use my sound card as the ADC to save some $$ (plus my card apparently has a great ADC). I've also been looking at a Rega P1. Does anyone have any more turntable/preamp suggestions?
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you could also convert some type of vinyl records to some type of alcohol, or at least something that gets you %^^$(&^ up

true fact, hard core alckies/druggies/really poor.... did it, still do it
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I actually have a turntable that connects through USB and basically records to MP3 and or whatever

i however only use it to just play stuff with it. Looks a lot like this one

If you'd like I'll make some time and hook it up to See if i can get it to do FLAC and see how well it sounds
Sorry, but as a former DJ that looks like a total piece of crap. Straight tone arm (bad), no visible counterweight (bad), and it looks very light. You want a heavy turntable to reduce vibrations.

I own a pair of Technics sl-1200 M3D turntables. They have been the standard DJ turntable for 20+ years. You can't go wrong with them. They have been continually updated and improved. Any newer model is essentially perfect.

In my opinion the most important thing for getting quality sound out of the turntable is going to be.

#1 CLEAN VYNIL!!!! No matter what you do it will sound like crap if the records are dusty or dirty. Give each one a proper cleaning or at least a wipe down before recording.

#2 Make sure you have a good stylus (needle). Since this is the piece of gear that will actually be turning the groves in the record into "sound" it is critical that you have a good stylus for good sound.

#3 Make sure the turntable is actually set up properly. Is it level? Is the counterweight set to give the correct tracking force. Is the anti-skate setting set appropriately? As a former DJ I was always annoyed with how most DJs had no clue how to actually set up their turntables.

It doesn't matter if you have the best sound card, best turntable, and record in FLAC. If you have dirty records and a crappy stylus it will sound like crap.
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Sorry, but as a former DJ that looks like a total piece of crap. Straight tone arm (bad), no visible counterweight (bad), and it looks very light. You want a heavy turntable to reduce vibrations.

I own a pair of Technics sl-1200 M3D turntables. They have been the standard DJ turntable for 20+ years. You can't go wrong with them. They have been continually updated and improved. Any newer model is essentially perfect.

In my opinion the most important thing for getting quality sound out of the turntable is going to be.

#1 CLEAN VYNIL!!!! No matter what you do it will sound like crap if the records are dusty or dirty. Give each one a proper cleaning or at least a wipe down before recording.

#2 Make sure you have a good stylus (needle). Since this is the piece of gear that will actually be turning the groves in the record into "sound" it is critical that you have a good stylus for good sound.

#3 Make sure the turntable is actually set up properly. Is it level? Is the counterweight set to give the correct tracking force. Is the anti-skate setting set appropriately? As a former DJ I was always annoyed with how most DJs had no clue how to actually set up their turntables.

It doesn't matter if you have the best sound card, best turntable, and record in FLAC. If you have dirty records and a crappy stylus it will sound like crap.
I've found a couple DJ supply stores that rent equipment out by the day or so. Is that a good way to go?
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I've found a couple DJ supply stores that rent equipment out by the day or so. Is that a good way to go?
Depends on how much vinyl u have to transfer. It could cost more than just buying the equipment if you plan to rent all summer.

Also, you can't buy the Technics Sl1200 anymore because they stopped making them after like 40 years. I was gonna sell mine right before the announcement, but then I thought I should hold on to this gem.

Here is ellaskins showing you how to balance a tonearm.

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how would the sl1200 match up against a Rega P1?
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http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...LPs-into-CDs/1

This http://www.stantondj.com/cartridges.html
and frequency response is the most important factors
Edited by Spooony - 6/26/11 at 11:33am
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