DAK for transferring records to cds

mdshualy -- Mon, 11/03/2008 - 17:24

Anyone have experience w/ DAK interface to get lp records to digital medium?

Steven Stone -- Mon, 11/03/2008 - 19:15

Is DAK a brand?

DACs (Digital Audio Converters) come in all shapes and sizes from very inexpensive 44.1/16 boxes to high-bit-rate pro units.

Of course the general rule of thumb is the more they cost the better the sonic quality, but naturally there are always exceptions.

Older technology, such as the 44.1/48 kHz Apogee Electronics AD-500 or AD-1000 A/D can make an excellent-sounding digital transfer. I used an AD-500 for many years for all my two-channel live classical recordings. On the used market you can find an AD-500 for under $400 with Apogee power supply and even less with an after-market third-party supply.

Steven Stone
Contributor to The Absolute Sound, EnjoytheMusic.com, Vintage Guitar Magazine, and other fine publications

jillysolo (not verified) -- Fri, 12/26/2008 - 17:30

Dak is a brand and I would also like to know if it is worth purchasing for home use.  I'm not looking for professional quality, just good recordings that are pleasant to listen to.

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