At Audio Restored we use a variety of high-end turntables and precision cartridges to perform vinyl LP to CD transfers. We convert all types of vinyl records from 33 rpm 12 inch LPs and 45 rpm 7 inch singles, to 7 inch EPs (Extended Play) and 12 inch singles.
Vinyl records are transcribed to the RIAA equalisation standard. Our decks include a broadcast studio EMT 950 fitted with a 929 tonearm, and a Linn Basik turntable/Akito tonearm combination. Both can be fitted with a variety of high-end cartridges and styli – the EMT is equipped with either a Benz-Micro Glider or Denon 103M moving-coil (MC) cartridge, while the Linn is fitted with a Shure M44-7 moving magnet (MM) cartridge.
Once digitised, the resulting wav files undergo restoration (de-clicking and de-crackling etc.) before the CD is produced. Individual songs are separated to give full track skip/search functions and CD text is added for convenience. The transfer cost also includes on-CD printing, and your CD is returned in a clear, flexible vinyl sleeve.
Alternatively, the LP cover art can be scanned and printed to fit a CD jewel case (front and back printed CD inserts) for a small fee, if preferred.
Alternative file formats (FLAC, .mp3 etc.) can be accommodated – just let us know!
PricesAudio SampleCleaningPost & Packing Hints
|33 rpm Vinyl LP (10″ & 12″) ||£10 & £12 / side respectively |
|45 rpm Vinyl Singles (7″) ||£7 / side |
|33/45 rpm Vinyl Singles (12″) ||£9 / side |
|33 rpm Vinyl EPs (7″) ||£9 / side |
|33 rpm Vinyl LP (12″) – Full Re-master ||£26 / side |
|45 rpm Vinyl Single (7″) – Full Re-master ||£11 / side |
|33/45 rpm Vinyl Singles (12″) – Full Re-master ||£15 / side |
|LP cover art (scan/print to CD jewel case) ||£8 |
Listen here to a sample of scratched and crackly vinyl before restoration
Listen here to the same excerpt after de-click and de-crackle. The EQ has been optimised to give a more rounded sound
After an initial inspection, all records for transcription are meticulously cleaned before playing, using a professional wet-vacuum record cleaning machine, the VPI HW-16.5.
The cleaning process allows the maximum information to be extracted from the groove, to give you the best sound quality possible.
All vinyl 33s and 45s are treated to a sequential double cleaning process, comprising a 20% Isopropyl alcohol/distilled water mixture, followed by L’Art du Son pro-cleaning solution.
The VPI’s vacuum arm effectively lifts many years of accumulated dirt out of the groove, leaving the record practically as clean as the day it was pressed.
All 7″, 10″ and 12″ vinyl records are returned to you in a replacement poly-lined paper inner sleeve, to keep them clean for longer.
This professional wet-cleaning of records is available as a separate service, Please contact us for details, and don’t forget to ask about bulk discounts!
Post & Packing Hints
Vinyl LPs and singles are generally robust in the post – unlike shellac, vinyl has the ability to flex a little without damage. Multiple LPs should be stacked on top of each other and placed in a large padded envelope. Single LPs would benefit from a piece of stout cardboard either side for extra rigidity, before placing in the padded envelope, or cardboard LP envelope.
It’s always better to be safe than sorry, and we recommend customers use recorded or special delivery, so that your package can be signed for and/or tracked.
We always use first class recorded delivery to return packages, unless we are instructed otherwise.
Contact us to discuss your requirements fully.