A Low Noise Balanced Input Moving Coil Preamp Using the ZTX851

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Re: A Low Noise Balanced Input Moving Coil Preamp Using the ZTX851

Post by mediatechnology » Wed May 01, 2019 8:43 pm

Test recording.
Steely Dan Aja, Original Master Recording.
Captured 96 kHZ/24B RAW saved as flac.
DSP RIAA EQ applied in post, +6 dB decode gain.
RIAA vst plugin by Olaf Matthes nullmedium.de
(The DSP RIAA was nulled to analog EQ and found to be totally phase accurate: https://proaudiodesignforum.com/forum/p ... f=15&t=885)

(Temporary demo links removed.)

I'm running the DL-103 a little light at 2.5 g for this hot cut and it mistracks slightly during the final crescendo.
It still knocks the socks off compared to the S680.
Monitoring the RAW output on a 'scope in X-Y as a goniometer during the transfer is very educational.
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Re: A Low Noise Balanced Input Moving Coil Preamp Using the ZTX851

Post by billshurv » Fri May 03, 2019 4:01 am

Who says you need a fancy pants cartridge :)

To my cloth ears that sounds pretty good. I can't hear anything to suggest the 103 is particularly unhappy in that arm! I'll have to try and spin up my copy over the weekend.

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