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Coming soon: Archive your vinyl to digital with a digital recorder

by autoformer on 10-30-2011 at 08:53 PM
I have been looking for a way to create digital archives of some of my vinyl collection. The new Furutech GT40 and the NAD PP3i are a new breed of phono stages that provide analog to digital (ADC) converters that allow this. But what if you want to archive your vinyl using that fancy new tubed phono stage or that expensive moving coil cartridge? I've got a neat solution for you!

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Top Tip: Fine grain volume control in OSX with Wavelength Proton

by autoformer on 10-30-2011 at 08:49 PM
Here is a nice tip for those of you using the Wavelength Proton USB DAC.

One of the very clever things about the Proton is that it has an analog attenuator that is linked to OSX system volume. When you press the volume up and down keys on your Mac, a signal is sent to the DAC via USB that tells it to adjust the volume up or down as requested. It's a brilliant feature.

The trouble is that the regular volume steps on OSX are pretty coarse. With the Proton, you can

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Halide Bridge vs Musical Fidelity V-Link

by autoformer on 10-30-2011 at 08:48 PM
A few people who posted in the "Help me choose a new DAC" thread asked me to report back on the Halide Bridge vs the V-link. I rigged up my big system for an A/B comparison and listened for a few hours this afternoon. Here's the setup:

MacBook Pro > Halide Bridge/V-Link (A/B) > McIntosh C-50 DAC/PRE > McIntosh MC452 AMP > Martin Logan Summit X

I tried music of varying types and sample rates through both USB interfaces. From my listening position,

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