I purchased this Lino phono preamp with ADC/DAC board and
RIAA board about 3 years ago. I have made some recordings with it and have
enjoyed both the digital and analog channels in it. Unfortunately, my current
life situation has changed in a way that doesn’t allow time for this activity: I
am a full time caregiver for my wife who has Alzheimer’s disease.
I believe the perfect buyer for this Lino would
be someone who is already a Channel D pure vinyl user who has experience with
an entry level ADC/DAC such as a TC Electronic Impact Twin. (That is what I
originally started with; the Lino made the recording process a lot easier, more
fun and successful.) I am thinking of someone who really wants to get into a
Lino but does not have the money for a new one. My asking price is less than 60% of
what I paid.
Details about the Seta Lino can be found at: http://www.channld.com/seta/bridge_seta.html
Seta Lino for Low
Output Moving Coil Cartridges ($1199), Internal
RIAA Correction Module ($249), USB ADC/DAC
(as shown above) ($399). Gain: 55,
58, 61, 64 dB; Internal switches for selecting 100, 200, 500,
2k ohms; Optional ADC
/ DAC: USB Class 2 Compliant, 192 kHz
/ 24 Bit
Some additional details about operation:
It is like having two phono sections running in parallel so you can have 2 inputs to your line amp. One section is all analog: just like any excellent phono section. So you can listen to that without doing any recording or having a computer connected or on. The other section does an analog to digital conversion at 24/192 and sends it out a usb to a Mac computer where pure vinyl software (also from Channel D, costs about $300 as least when I bought it) does RIAA in the digital domain and makes digital files containing the recording. This can be converted into a variety of formats. The software will allow you to play and edit the digital file adding track information and correcting pops and ticks. During play the digital information is sent back out the usb to the Lino where a digital to analog conversion happens and this is sent on to the line preamp on a different input from the purely analog version. So you can listen to the digital recording while recording or the analog version and you can listen to the album latter from the digital recording without needing the turntable. So in addition to the Lino you need a Mac computer and know how to use it and you need Channel D software (pure Vinyl aka pV). So there is substantial overhead in setting it up and using it. That is why I think that the best potential buyer is someone already going down the digital recording of LP path.