Fostex,HHB,Teac.All will run computer grde media and save you money in long run if you have lot's of L
The HHB is based on the Pioneer transport but is a pro model. Therefore you can make as many digital copies as you want and use computer discs. These folks have the top model for 649.00. There is a less expensive version available.
I just added a 'Julie" pro card to my computer. It allows you to plug your turntable directly into the back of your computer. It will clean up the clicks pops and scratches to an amazing degree. I have only seen the demo and have not as yet re configured my computer area so that I can set up my own table to start to record. Have to wait until I get some time off after Christmas. A friend of mine has one and we played around with it for a while. Took records that were really unlistenable and they sounded pretty darn good. If they only had very minor ticks and pops, they sounded brand new. He actually had a lesser card than I do. Mine was about $200. I think his was only $65 or $70.
I'll check if you want me too. Good luck Dale
Good luck one thing to keep in mind though, I have a bunch of cd-r's all high quality Mitsui's made on a real stand-alone cd burner not a computer, and as they get older they're starting to deteriorate. Some of mine that are about 3-4 years old that used to be perfect have developed crackling/static, a sign of a disc going bad. I'm really bummed because I archived my cassete collection and got rid of the cassetes for space reasons and now many irreplacable bootlegs are ruined. Sorry for the rant, just thought folks should know.
I've yet to experience any deterioration of the ones I've created with a Tascam CD-RW700, but it wouldn't surprise me. Have done my share of sharpie-writing, to compound the problem. Time to knock wood, I guess. BTW, the Teac machines DO require special "audio" CDRs, but the Tascams don't.
Finally, I've never heard a computer-generated CDR that sounds as good as the ones the Tascam produces, and Lord knows I've tried. Dave
Came back here just becauise I was thinking about it while lookingn at old posts.It makes sense that CD-R's will not hold up and need to be re-recoded (kept up) because they are melting a soft chrystalline metal mto print the muisc while commercial plant use a thin disc and punch holes in them and they spay a reflective metal to bouce back the info.With CD-RW's I think it could only be worse.it's just a higher laser teperture that wipes them clean.I know that when CD's themnselves came out in early 80's folks usd to vinyl swore in 5 years everything inside the CD would oxidize and the music corrupted.Forytunately this has not proved to be the case but I think the Audio press sites like this and others should discuss "perfect sound forever" once again.Maybe the only answer willbe in having CD-R's replaced with another format when buinesses start losing valuable backed up data and this will cause manufacturers to address longevity.As anybody else who see's this I am bummed because I was hoping we'd be talking aboiut more than 10 or 20 years the same as when metal tape starts to oxidize and flake off.What a super bummer!!!!!!!!!!!!!