Everyone's got a DAC. But who has got an ADC?!

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neekomax

Re: Everyone's got a DAC. But who has got an ADC?!
« Reply #20 on: 13 Feb 2018, 02:14 am »
I am also interested in ADC for vinyl conversion. I want to create archive quality recordings for rare vinyls and music that never made it to digital and probably never will. I already have a good turntable, cart and phono preamp, but it is hard to find ADC that were built for line level inputs without mic pre-amps.

I been trying to compile a list of products designed to do the job. If anyone has any products in mind, that were not designed for mics, can you help add to the list?

AD24QS http://www.beis.de/Elektronik/ADDA24QS/ADDA24QS.html
Schiit http://www.schiit.com/products/jil
Korg USB DAC/ADC http://www.korg.com/us/products/audio/ds_dac_10r/
Benchmark ADC1 https://benchmarkmedia.com/collections/analog-to-digital-audio-converter/products/benchmark-adc1-usb-audio-converter
PS Audio NuWave Phono Converter: http://www.psaudio.com/nuwave-phono-converter/
Evo PhonoDAC Two http://lnx.m2tech.biz/products/evo-two/evo-phonodac-two/

Funny thing happened just the other day, well after I posted this topic. This post made me remember the thread, haha.

Still don't have the TT in question, but I just realized I have a (likely) very high quality ADC just sitting around. Actually IN my system, more precisely. I've just never used it as such, so I'd forgotten that it has this functionality.





http://www.dspeaker.com/en/products/20-dual-core.shtml


Yep... good ole analog in, and good (not as) ole S/PDIF out.

I'm just now configuring in my head a way to keep the DSP/ bass management function AND using the ADC as a way to get a turntable into the NuForce AVP-18 (all digital) 7.1 pre/pro that's headed my by mail from mresseguie.  :D

Urassner

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Re: Everyone's got a DAC. But who has got an ADC?!
« Reply #21 on: 13 Feb 2018, 03:36 am »
I have been using a Furutech ADL GT40a and have been happy with the results. Outputs to usb. I then use vinylstudio for recording, cleaning up and splitting.

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Re: Everyone's got a DAC. But who has got an ADC?!
« Reply #22 on: 17 Feb 2018, 07:14 am »
Here is another interesting unit that does digitizing and cleaning automatically for playback and can also capture the audio to a computer and auto metadata the files.

SugarCube http://www.sweetvinyl.com/

I talked to my local audio store they and auditioned it. Despite thinking it was a gimmick at first, they were very impressed (quite astonished actually) and are planning on carrying it soon. They're going to put on a demo soon so I am going to give it a listen when they do and hopefully report back my impression.

neekomax

Re: Everyone's got a DAC. But who has got an ADC?!
« Reply #23 on: 17 Feb 2018, 03:35 pm »
Both the ADL and the Sugarcube look like nice pieces of kit.

Especially the SC2 with internal recording, that's rad! What's the price though?

robink

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Re: Everyone's got a DAC. But who has got an ADC?!
« Reply #24 on: 18 Feb 2018, 01:12 am »
Don't know a price. But the rep said something along of the lines of "it has got to be at least $2500 [CAD]" (not a exact quote) that seemed like pure conjecture based upon his listening impression. But I don't think they have any real pricing info on that either. Obviously that would put it out of reach for most people though. Once they demo it, I will try to report back here. But that could be a few months from now.

neekomax

Re: Everyone's got a DAC. But who has got an ADC?!
« Reply #25 on: 18 Feb 2018, 02:22 am »
Don't know a price. But the rep said something along of the lines of "it has got to be at least $2500 [CAD]" (not a exact quote) that seemed like pure conjecture based upon his listening impression. But I don't think they have any real pricing info on that either. Obviously that would put it out of reach for most people though. Once they demo it, I will try to report back here. But that could be a few months from now.

Looks pretty swanky to me, and the company is in Silicon Valley (Mountain View, to be exact), so I wouldn't be surprised if their products were destined for a high end market.

I'm def not dropping 2K on an ADC haha (since I have one!), but I COULD see one day wanting a one-box high-res file creation device for my girlfriend's vinyl collection. Maybe. If I had more money.  :lol:

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Re: Everyone's got a DAC. But who has got an ADC?!
« Reply #26 on: 18 Feb 2018, 02:29 am »
Looks pretty swanky to me, and the company is in Silicon Valley (Mountain View, to be exact), so I wouldn't be surprised if their products were destined for a high end market.

I'm def not dropping 2K on an ADC haha (since I have one!), but I COULD see one day wanting a one-box high-res file creation device for my girlfriend's vinyl collection. Maybe. If I had more money.  :lol:

Sounds like renting one would be ideal.  I've never heard of anyone doing this, but it sounds like a good idea.


roscoeiii

Re: Everyone's got a DAC. But who has got an ADC?!
« Reply #27 on: Yesterday at 10:57 pm »
Probably not in the OP's price range, but I've seen good things about set-ups that apply the RIAA curve digitally rather than in the analog domain. m2Tech has/had some phono options that do this, and PureVinyl and that suite of products has shown such set-ups at AXPONA. Though I forget those details.