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The website lists name, address, phone number, and tax ID for a company in Germany. I can't tell whether they are real, but illegal operations don't usually bother with such things.

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Tried this today. They have a pretty good selection of about 20k albums digitized.

Picked out "Moanin'" by Art Blakey for comparison, as I have it in Tidal, CD, and hi-res remaster.
It sounded fine, but I thought my hi-res version sounded much better. I also preferred the CD version from Tidal, and even the MQA version from Tidal. Clearly different masters, but that's what I heard and preferred.
I'm not sure I see any real reason for this product. I assume anyone who really likes that vinyl sound would much prefer playback from an actual LP.

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23 hours ago, mansr said:

The website lists name, address, phone number, and tax ID for a company in Germany. I can't tell whether they are real, but illegal operations don't usually bother with such things.


Looks like at least one of the co-owner is having some pro-experience in internet services over the last 20 years.

Just the absence of technical details on the ripping process and about artist's copyrights make me wonder, how they got ripped 20 k Albums flawless: in my naive calculation they may have spent each some cosy 8 years of netto life time with 100% success rate on ripping the vinyl (4 hours a day netto ripping time/5 days a week/Album average 50 min) to archive their selection.
Does anyone know a site where one could buy legally Vinyl-Rips for more than "personal use" ?
The owners also offer another interesting service: https://www.taborandmentone.com/about-tabor-mentone.php
There are many ways to make some money from your hobby 😉

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$20 per month is the same as Tidal hifi for a library that is a tiny fraction of the size of Tidal's. 

 

Plus, no mention of licensing, but they do mention that it is a "club" and that membership fees will cover "the ability to handle copyright issues."

 

 

 

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On 1/12/2019 at 10:39 AM, firedog said:

And for those that want the "sound of vinyl" without the hassle:

https://www.sony.com/electronics/walkman/dmp-z1

 

Give every track the sound of vinyl with Vinyl Processor

Get lost again in the richness of the melodies and dynamics of your favorite albums by giving back the character of vinyl to your digital tracks. Subtle reproduction of the low-frequency resonance, tone-arm resistance, and surface noise deliver an authentic listening experience.

 

 

You can get this for free:

 

https://www.izotope.com/en/products/create-and-design/vinyl.html

 

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On 1/12/2019 at 8:49 AM, DuckToller said:

 


Looks like at least one of the co-owner is having some pro-experience in internet services over the last 20 years.

Just the absence of technical details on the ripping process and about artist's copyrights make me wonder, how they got ripped 20 k Albums flawless: in my naive calculation they may have spent each some cosy 8 years of netto life time with 100% success rate on ripping the vinyl (4 hours a day netto ripping time/5 days a week/Album average 50 min) to archive their selection.
Does anyone know a site where one could buy legally Vinyl-Rips for more than "personal use" ?
The owners also offer another interesting service: https://www.taborandmentone.com/about-tabor-mentone.php
There are many ways to make some money from your hobby 😉

 

Well they did not do the ripping since a good chunk of those are pbthal rips

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43 minutes ago, thedregs said:

a good chunk of those are pbthal rips

Sounds like recommending a serious quality proposal 😉

 

 

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