Hifidelio Pro Query

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  1. devc

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    I am looking for an audio hard disk recorder with cd burner and I was hoping someone could confirm whether or not the Hifidelio Pro suits my needs.

    Firstly I want to convert a load of vinyl to digital format.
    Is this easily done at high quality?
    Is there a way of editing the recording e.g. to remove leading and trailing silence?

    Secondly, I want to record live dj mixes (from cdj's).
    Can track markers be inserted in real time?
    Can track markers be inserted after the recording has stopped?

    Thirdly, once I have recorded and saved the mixes to the hard disk (with track markings), can I then burn a cd of the mix with no gaps between tracks?
    Can normal PC/data cd's be used to burn audio cd's on this machine?

    I also have a load of mp3's on my PC I would like to add to the machine - is there a way to copy these onto the hard disk over the network?

    I would appreciate any info anyone can share, espcially if they have used the Hifidelio in the same way I am intending to use it.
     
  2. shezzy2k

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  3. devc

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    Cheers for that mate, will take a look at that forum.

    Anyone else got any first hand experience of this machine in relation to my needs?
     
  4. devc

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    Also, can this machine stream a live feed i.e. can it act as a pass through and stream what ever is being played through it like output from an amp without hitting its hard disk?
     
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    Shezzy,
    Could you please tell me where you purchased the Hifidelio from, I've been looking for one for a few months now?

    Dave
     
  6. shezzy2k

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    Got it on eBay from Germany...

    I wanted the Pro-S which is the latest version and apparently not available in this country according to HifiBitz & Superfi who had the Pro version listed a few weeks ago.

    Here are the links to the eBay seller I bought from...

    http://stores.ebay.co.uk/expert-shop

    Silver Version
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Hifidelio-PRO...hZ008QQcategoryZ19616QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem
    Black Version
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Hifidelio-PRO...hZ008QQcategoryZ19616QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem

    This chap accepts Paypal which is why I went for it...I had no problems...you can also make him an offer and knock the price down a bit.

    Hope this helps
     
  7. brookheather

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    I have had a Hifidelio Pro for over a year and love it - the manual is available here:

    http://www.hermstedt.de/downlds/manuals/Hifidelio_manual_En.zip


    You can record vinyl by connecting the output from your amp to the analogue inputs on the Hifidelio.

    I don't think it has any track marking capability or editing - you would need a PC I guess.

    You can easily copy your MP3s over the network to the Hifidelio (you can see its import folder in Windows Explorer) - it will read the tags for the track information.

    - Simon.
     
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    There is a new Pro S model currently available from a seller on eBay for only £599. There is also a Dutch seller on eBay selling the 80Gb version for about £469 - you can always upgrade the hard drive if required - I used this seller (stassen-hifi) last year when I bought mine.

    - Simon.
     
  9. shezzy2k

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    I wish there was a Pro-S around at that price when I was looking :(

    Quick question for you...How do you find the audio quality of the Hifidelio?

    I'm thinking of sending mine here for an audio upgrade...

    http://www.hifidelio.nl

    Only thing is it'll cost about £500 all in. I know I could plug it into an external DAC, but I'm keen to avoid having extra boxes.

    What are your thoughts?
     
  10. Mr Forgetful

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    Damn, I never got there in time, missed opportunity :suicide:
     
  11. devc

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    Hi,

    Can someone please confirm if normal data cd's can be used to burn music onto with this machine?

    Also, can the cd's be burnt without gaps between songs e.g. for a live set.

    Cheers.
     
  12. firedog55

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    I think you can do everything you asked about (below) except add track markers in real time. Works great for recording LPs.

     

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