I know the subject is a bit of an oxymoron but please hear me out and perhaps someone can help or add weight. I like Vinyl very very much but I cannot transport my setup with me on my travels. So whilst away from home, I want to listen to my favourite music on MP3. I listen to all kinds of popular music, so what is the best (and not too expensive) way to convert my Vinyl?
This is what i have available on my travels:
IPOD Classic 80GB, Goldring NS1000 or Goldring DR150 headphones, Heed CanAmp 1 (headphone amp), IBM Thinkpad T61.
This is what I listen to at home :
Linn LP12+Denon DL-160 on SME IV, Graham Slee gramamp2 SE stage, Cyrus 8vs2, Cyrus CD8, Focal 706V, REL Quake (if needed).
Before you answer, I have discovered some annoyances about my IPOD/MP3. When I rip my CDs to MP3 (256 bit variable) using Itunes, i find the output from my IPOD is bass heavy compared to the original source, so much so that i have to use the bass reduction EQ all the time. Is this an effect of the compression algorithm or something on my computers or the IPOD, i wonder? I don't want the same result for my vinyl but i can appreciate i will never get the same neutrality as my source. Has anyone else had the same experience?