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: 22 Feb 2018, 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.

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Re: Everyone's got a DAC. But who has got an ADC?!
« Reply #28 on: 14 Apr 2018, 05:49 pm »
Just want to let everyone know I listened to the SugarCube today and was blown away it actually works as advertised. Removes clicks and pops on the fly without any quality degradation to the actual music. The SC-1 is $2k USD and the SC-2 is $3k USD which is extremely expensive. But I am seriously considering saving for the SC-2 now, instead of buying the Schiit Jil, so I can easily make digital copies of rare vinyls that are not available in digital.

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Re: Everyone's got a DAC. But who has got an ADC?!
« Reply #29 on: 7 May 2018, 06:15 pm »
Think about digitizing the LPs for the future, before she plays them to death.

Hmm, looks pretty relevant, actually. We could use this with a basic non-USB table and come out a little more flexible in the long run for the money.

Wanna sell yours? It'd be for a good cause.  :wink: