Originally Posted by syd123
sparked an interest in me to give vinyl to digital transfer a try
My motivation was in how bad CD can sound. Particularly the rock CDs from 80's and 90's. It started with listening to a lossless rip of Genesis "And Then There Were Three". Abysmal. Granted it isn't necessarily the CD in all cases, including this one. I have yet to hear this on vinyl. Could very well be the original master.
The deciding factor turned out to be my comparison of Genesis "Lamb Lies Down ...". My lossless CD rip I thought sounded pretty good. Then I heard a vinyl rip to 24/96k and was blown away how much better it sounded. That did it for me. Bought the box set of the Gabriel years on 180g.
BTW, I ended up going with the EMU 1616m pci. Amazon prime $400.