Elk - Paul indicated better in every way. “Every” should include fidelity.
But yes, I absolutely would have recorded everything in PCM if he had said it was more faithful. Though I’d be interested to know why he said it.
I know I like the DSP sound better. But I don’t know if it’s more faithful. For all I know, it could be like hitting the “loudness” button on stereos from the 70’s. I liked it better with the button on, but it certainly was not as faithful to the source.
As to the work… happy to report. But it’s going to be a long process. Not sure how many albums I have. I’d guess between 4 and 5 hundred. The last time I did it, I had maybe 150 fewer. That was when I wanted to retire my old turntable, and go 100% digital. But - as I mentioned earlier - I got bitten by the vinyl resurgence bug, and now have more, higher quality vinyl.
Last time it took me roughly a year. And I did it in waves of activity. First I cleaned every record. Then I recorded every record. Then I edited the track name and album cover data for every record, then the track breaks, and finally converted the WAV recordings to FLAC.
I was afraid that if I did it the opposite - end to end, an album at a time - that somewhere in the middle, I’d just give up.
The vast majority of my albums have not been touched since I recorded them last time. But I’ll be re-cleaning them because they were previously “spin cleaned”, and now I’ve got a Disk Doctor Mini-Pro, which seems to do a better job. And I’ll definitely be combining the cleaning and recording steps, because the Disk Doctor does a great job of eliminating static on the vinyl as it cleans. But I don’t think I’ll do it in steps that include the entire library before moving to the next step.
I’ll prioritize my recent (higher quality) LP purchases, and do those first. And I’ll start with a small set of those just to give my process - whatever that turns out to be - a shake down cruise.
Will let you know. Thanks for the support!