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Old 02-10-2008, 09:52 PM
Andrew Sackville-West
Default Archiving audio (high fidelity)?L

On Sat, Feb 09, 2008 at 07:59:48PM -0500, Douglas A. Tutty wrote:
> On Sat, Feb 09, 2008 at 05:25:55PM -0500, Zach wrote:
> > I would like to transfer my collection of LPs (record albums) and
> > audio cassette tapes onto optical media for archival.
> >
> > I have a high end CD player and a medium end LP player and wonder
> > precisely how I can transfer these to DVD?
> >
> > I would like to maintain the highest possible fidelity so even dumping
> > to .WAV or .FLAC is fine with me.
> Make standard CDs instead of MP3. If you have lots of storage space,
> you can archive the .iso files. When you run out of space, its a good
> excuse to go buy an LTO [Honest honey, I need to transfer the music
> off of the 99 cent cassette tapes onto $40 LTO cassette tapes, but
> they'll hold 146 tapes-worth so its a bargain (100 GB per LTO / 700 MB
> per audio cassette)]. For treasured LPs that haven't been re-issued on
> CD it may be a serious idea.
> >
> > I have audio cables with gold plated connectors and my CD player is
> > connected to a powered amplifier.
> >
> Well, you won't need the amplifier really but since its hooked up, treat
> the computer like a second tape drive. However, for the best sound
> quality, you want an external sound box not an internal card.

don't forget a set of these. They're "danceable"



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