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Help on how to EQ a 1980s Eastern European record?, Romanian, 1988, to be specific.
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post Jan 26 2013, 00:03
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I have a record I want to digitize, Bună Seara, Iubito! by Loredana Groza, released in Romania in 1988, so just slightly before the end of Communism and I expect the adoption of the RIAA standard. The RIAA EQ clearly sounds wrong with it too much bass, not enough treble and what little information I could find from searching indicates that CCIR was the EQ curve used in Eastern Europe at the time. Assuming this is right (and hopefully it is), does anyone have any ideas of how to get this to sound right, preferably without having to buy a 1980s vintage Eastern European receiver? I can EQ it by ear and make it sound good, but I'd like it to be closer to correct than that. Google turns up nothing for a phono preamp with CCIR built in. Maybe somebody has CCIR specifications I could mimic? Fingers crossed it's not some Romania-only, or worse, single company-only, modification to the curve.
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post Jan 28 2013, 22:18
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Thanks for the help guys. The Equalizer program seems like it should do the trick. Still sounds a bit bassy to me, but better than RIAA certainly. The record does seem to have more bass without the EQ than others do and there is only about 13 minutes of music on each side, so maybe that's the reason. Perhaps the state record company used a modified CCIR that didn't cut/boost the bass as much.
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