vinyl record digitization solution

If it comes to archiving to hard disk, then only with one of the best AD converters - completely agree! The ADI-2/4 Pro SE does not need an external preamplifier anymore, thanks to MM compatibility. It has the appropriate input impedance, RIAA equalized, as well as the necessary preamplification. In the menu I/O, Analog Input, Settings, RIAA Mode, this can be activated and selected between different gains. The level meters of the analyzer indicate if the selected gain is sufficient or if the input tends to overload.

The ADI-2/4 Pro SE's RIAA mode is exceptional because the amplification and RIAA equalization are done on a digital level. RME would not have included this if this concept did not have some interesting advantages in theory and practice.

  • very low channel deviation across the gain stages
  • very accurate RIAA compensation
  • perfect frequency response
  • extremely low distortion
  • selectable headroom for high overload stability

In addition, there are the well-known advantages of the DSP in the ADI: For example, the frequency response of the pickups in the high frequency range, which is typically influenced by capacitance changes, can be corrected much more flexibly and effectively with Band 5 of the Analog Input PEQ. The PEQ also cuts all low-frequency oscillations below 20 Hz if desired. The RIAA Mono Bass Mode suppresses acoustic feedback as well as rumble and ripple noise in a highly efficient way. For this, only the bass components below 150 Hz are switched to mono. Those frequencies are mono on vinyl anyway (a requirement of the cutting system). However, due to the sampling architecture, the acoustic feedback signal is phase-shifted on the left and right channels. By mono summation this signal part erases itself.

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