Sunday, 29 June 2008

for the gearheads

Chain as follows for vinyl ripping (effective July 18, 2008):

Technics SL-D20

Speed = 33 & 45 RPM
Speed Adjustment = +/- 10%
P-Mount Cartidge
Wow and Flutter, 33rpm, DIN 45-507 = 0.025%
Rumble, DIN 45-530B = -78 dB
Servo Control System
Pivot-Stylus Distance = 9.125"
Mfg date = 1981

Audio Technica AT92E

The AT92E is a basic stereo phono cartridge that is both headshell mountable and P-mountable. It features a full range of frequency response (15 - 27,000hz) and a special elliptical diamond stylus tip for lower distortion and a cleaner, more lifelike sound.

- elliptical tip for lower distortion and cleaner sound reproduction
- frequency response: 15-27,000hz
- output: 3.5 (mV at 1 kHz, 5 cm/sec) - channel separation: 29/18 (dB at 1 kHz/10 kHz)
- channel balance: 1.5db
- vertical tracking force: 1.0-1.5g
- stylus shape - 0.7 mil elliptical diamond


Tape (line) out to--->

Soundblaster Audigy 2 Platinum

Audio Performance

Signal-to-Noise Ratio with AES17 filter (A-Weighted)<>
----------------- 2V Rated Output 1V Rated Output
Stereo Output 108dB 102dB
Front and
Rear Channels 108dB 102dB
Center, Subwoofer
and Rear Center 108dB 102dB

Total Harmonic Distortion + Noise at 1kHz (A-Weighted) = 0.004 % (1V, 2V Rated Output)
Frequency Response at -3 dBr = <10>

Technical Specifications

High Definition Audio Quality for Playback and Recording
24-bit Digital-to-Analog conversion during playback with sampling rates of 8, 11.025, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 and 96kHz in 7.1 mode and up to 192kHz in stereo mode
24-bit Analog-to-Digital conversion during recording in 8, 16 or 24-bit at sampling rates of 8, 11.025, 16, 22.05, 24, 32, 44.1, 48 and 96kHz
SPDIF (Sony/Philips Digital Interface) input at up to 24-bit/96kHz quality
SPDIF output up to 24-bit resolution at 48 or 96kHz
ASIO 2.0 drivers for low latency (as low as 2ms) multi-track playback and recording at 24-bit/96kHz*

*(Latency performance may vary based on system configuration)

Wave-Table Synthesis and Midi Features
Creative Hardware synthesizer (2x16 channels) with 64-voice polyphony featuring E-MU®'s patented 8-point interpolation technology for accurate sample reproduction
Creative Software synthesizer - multi timbral wave-table (16 channels)
2 MIDI I/O ports (2x16 channels) (gameport adapter required for MIDI I/O 2)

FireWire® (IEEE® 1394) Connectivity
FireWire® (IEEE® 1394) / i-Link® compatible interface with up to 400Mbps transfer rate

Sound Blaster Audigy 2 ZS Platinum Pro On-Board Connectors
Line level out (Front / Side / Rear / Center / Subwoofer)
Digital CD Audio in
Aux Audio in
AD_LINK 1 and AD_LINK 2 connectors
Power connector
15-pin MIDI / Joystick port extension header

Audigy 2 ZS External I/O Hub Front and Rear Panel Connectors
Headphone Out (1/4” Stereo Jack)
Line In 1 (1/4” Stereo Jack , shared with Microphone In with Gain Control)
Line In 2 (1/4” Stereo Jack)
Line In 3 (2x RCA Jack)
Optical SPDIF In/Out
Coaxial SPDIF In/Out
Digital Out for 5.1 support (6-channel SPDIF Output to Creative digital speakers)
2x FireWire® (IEEE® 1394) ports
MIDI In / Out
Infra-red Receiver
AD_LINK 1 and AD_LINK 2 connectors

Works with the Following Standards
Windows® 98SE, 2000, ME and XP
Supports Windows XP SP2
Sound Blaster MIDI and General MIDI
Plug and Play Sound Blaster PCI
Microsoft® DirectSound®, DirectSound 3D & derivatives
PCI 2.2 compliant
AC97 compliant
Dolby Digital® and Dolby Digital EX
DTS Digital Surround® and DTS-ES Extended Surround™
Meridian Lossless Packing
ASIO™ (24-bit/96kHz)
Dolby Digital® and Dolby Digital EX
SoundFont 2.1
DVD-Audio and Advanced Resolution™ DVD-Audio
Windows Media® Audio 9

For cassette rips, replace the turntable, cart and amp in the chain with the


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