I have recently been given quite a collection of vinyl including some 70s rock that is still sealed. I have 2 functional TT's, both vintage Technics. One is a linear tracker and the other not. I have a new audio Technica 440mlb on the non linear tracker (SL 1401). Currently I very occasionally play vinyl but to me the bother of cleaning vinyl and the stylus is more than I care about doing on a regular basis. I have almost all my music on my pc ripped from cd's lossless. I have a good base priced DAC, (Modi Multibit) and I do care about the source of the music to sound as good as practical. I have lots of questions about buying and using an ADC, so here they are, and the answers may spawn more questions too. What are the various price points for ADC's? What does a $200 or $500 model get you Sq wise that a $80 one doesn't? Realistically how good of an ADC does one need for ripping used vinyl? What resolution is the best? Will 24/96 gain you anything from a used lp? After hardware, what are the options for software, both free and purchased? What advantage is there in spending money on a good vinyl ripping software? I know how to get album cover pictures off the Web to show on my media software (JRiver) but how about all the metadata? Is that generated from JRiver? Or is that something that is downloaded as well? As for the turntable, LP's etc, what is the best way to set it up? More tracking force seeing how I am probably only going to play the vinyl on the TT once? Would the linear tracker have any advantage (it doesn't have a new stylus)? Is it easy enough to be selective on what tracks to rip or easier to rip complete sides of the LP's? Probably more questions but I'm drawing a blank. I thought about putting this thread in the Turntable forum but this is more about the digital conversion.