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Tascam CC-222SLMKII ?, Opinions ?
post Aug 5 2012, 12:04
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I'd be interested in a very good stuff to digitalise vynils and tape:
- A good tape deck with a line out
- A good phono preamp.

I saw this product: http://tascam.com/product/cc-222slmkii/
I'm not sure if I would use the CD burner or only line out to computer (with Asus Xonar Essence STX).

Do some people have experience with it ? Any down sides/comparisons to mention ?

Also, I see that several devices of that brand have "MKII" or "MKsomething" in their name. What does it refer to exactly ? I did not get it yet, I though it could be about the phono preamp.

Thank you for your info.

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post Aug 6 2012, 10:09
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Well, TASCAM is TEAC's professional department, and they mostly do quality broadcast equipment.
This is very curious device; I'd say you can't really miss with the quality of the sound, being designed for professional use.

But IF you are only into digitizing vinyls, I guess you can find quality vinyl preamps for 200$, and save yourself 300$. Or, you can use your amplifier to input vinyl and connect rec out for tape deck to line in of your sound card - record to 44.1 or 48 kHz, 24 bit for editing, downsample to 16 bit for making CD or just compress to codec of your choice.

Check out pro-ject web site for more devices, they have more expensive, and cheaper solutions. Since their turntables are respected, I guess they make quality preamps. Of course, half of that price goes to pay up brand name smile.gif

Phono inputs on amplifiers are good enough, considering low S/N ratio of records.
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