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Re: [ARSCLIST] SV: [ARSCLIST] Packburn 323A
A parametric would be a first choice if you could afford it, but a 1/3rd octave graphic was certainly better than nothing. Of course a proper preamp, power amplifier and speakers would round out the system.
This was the design for a playback system used while playing records while listening to them in real time- before the days of digital restoration where you would render the signal to a workstation, manipulate it, and send it to whatever your storage method you chose.
I knew Dick Burns well and he experimented with many different devices and how they interacted with the "gadget" trying to find a best method for playing vintage recordings.
But the best results were generally obtained with a correct preamp, the Packburn and a set of graphic and parametric eq's. The playback system also had a set of parametrics to equalize the listening room itself.
BTW, as I have no financial gain in this, Tom Packard has redesigned the switcher board to eliminate an annoying artifact it generated. Difficult to describe, but sonically superior to the old switcher board in a 323A!(It won't retrofit in any other Packburn model forerunners, seems to me.)
You can call me old fashioned, but I'm still a fan of the Packburn. And yes, the old gadgets(101,201) had more than their share of faults.
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List [mailto:ARSCLIST@xxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jan Myren
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 4:18 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] SV: [ARSCLIST] Packburn 323A
"It wasn't designed to be used standalone."
Do you mean a graphic or a parametric eq? Eventually, what other units were
used together with the Packburn in a analoge restoration chain, restoring 78
Fra: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:ARSCLIST@xxxxxxx] På vegne av Robert J Hodge
Sendt: 3. april 2009 20:01
Emne: Re: [ARSCLIST] Packburn 323A
If you were going to use the Packburn, you would want an EQ to make
adjustments for abnormalities like hum or abnormal resonances anyway.
It wasn't designed to be used standalone.
From: Association for Recorded Sound Discussion List
[mailto:ARSCLIST@xxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jan Myren
Sent: Friday, April 03, 2009 1:33 PM
Subject: [ARSCLIST] Packburn 323A
May it be an idea to connect the Packburn into a paramertic equaliser and
try to reduce some more of the surface noise that way??
Hope to hear from you...