I am interested in hearing a vinyl to digital transfer that was done from a quality turntable setup (mine were done from a mass market 80s table) or in fact any that people consider to be of good quality irrespective of equipment.If anyone has any samples they could post it would be really helpful in deciding if my vinyl transfers are of sufficient quality to archive.
Music is fun, but where the rubber hits the road and makes things really clear technically, are transcriptions of test records. By most accounts, the numero-uno modern test record is the ca. 2000 version of the High Fidelity News Test record.Any of you big spenders out there ever pony up the $50 or so that it takes to play my game? ;-)
Quote from: Arnold B. Krueger on 06 November, 2008, 07:34:26 AMMusic is fun, but where the rubber hits the road and makes things really clear technically, are transcriptions of test records. By most accounts, the numero-uno modern test record is the ca. 2000 version of the High Fidelity News Test record.Any of you big spenders out there ever pony up the $50 or so that it takes to play my game? ;-)I don't have the HiFi News test record, but I do have the HiFi Sound HFS75 one, and you can find FLAC encodings of transcriptions of that from my Linn LP12/Lingo/Ittok/Karma setup here:http://delback.co.uk/turntable_tests/Not sure if any of these cuts are any help for your sort of analysis - the HFS75 record is more to do with optimally setting up a turntable than measuring its actual performance.
Yeah, I've bought it and kind of regretted it. HFNRR does not have a high reputation among test records. Here are the issues I've compiled with it:The spoken announcements on the tonearm resonance bands are inaccurate (ie announcing 10hz when it's really 9hz). That post was regarding the old pressing but the new one has the same issue.
[/li][li]Many people report significantly offcenter pressings
[/li][li]The +18db torture track appears to have been cut with significant distortion
[/li][li]The freq sweep is particularly bad. Its sweep speed is terribly regulated - I honestly think somebody was turning the knob on an oscillator to generate the thing.
A tremendous amount of noise creeps in at the 15khz mark. At 18khz subharmonics start to form (!). I pretty strongly believe that turntable/cartridge defects can't cause stuff like this.
[/li][/list]WmAx advocates the Ultimate Analogue Test LP nowadays and I'm inclined to give that a shot soon.
Sloppiness, but not a serious problem. If you're a Hz off, so what?
The Ultimate Analogue Test LP solves this problem by only going up to 12 dB ;-)
At PCAVTech, I used a FFT to analyze the sweep. Doint it that way, all it needs to be is there at all.
Sounds like a mistracking cartrdige.
Using the program that I wrote decribed in this thread, I created the attached composite file from two transfers of different copies of the LP. Both of the original LP transfers had quite a few clicks and I did no other removal of clicks than what the compositing process accomplished. The turntable was a Linn Basik with a Shure V15 cartridge.
what is the actual format of this file? It appears to be lacking headers.