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"You recently did a transfer to a CD of a reel-to-reel music tape with enhancements for me. I am very pleased weith the results. The sound quality and the absence of tape noise turned out to be pleasant surprises. The pricing was very reasonable and the CD is better than the tape was! I'll definitely use your service again when I get ready to transfer my other audio and video archives. "

Quadraphonic SQ LP Transfer to CD

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Details

What is a QUADRAPHONIC LP:

    A Quadraphonic (or QUAD) LP is a 4-channel recording meant to be listened to using four speakers: two front speakers and two rear speakers. Quadraphonic SQ LP records are usually marked with the letters "SQ" and/or the SQ logo. They may also be marked as "Quadraphonic" or "Quad". To be able to connect to four speakers and achieve the quadraphonic "surround" effect, the turntable must be connected to a quadraphonic decoder. As this is a technology of the 1970s, it is hard to find today quadraphonic decoders in working condition (and that will continue to work) that you can connect to your turntable. Our solution brings this 1970s technology into the 21st Century: you get the full 4-channel quadraphonic sound on CD!


How to play the QUADRAPHONIC CDs we provide (DTS or DOLBY DIGITAL):

    Our Quadraphonic CDs must be played back in a player (CD or DVD or BluRay player that plays CDs) connected to a (or with a built-in) DTS or Dolby Digital decoder. This is most commonly found in "Home Theater" setups. Playback of our Quad CDs in a "Home Theater" (or similarly equipped) setup will activate the front left-right and the rear left-right speakers, exactly as it was back in the 1970s.

    When ordering, you will have the option to order a DTS or a DOLBY DIGITAL format CD. They are both good, we do not have a preference. Most people order DTS.


IMPORTANT NOTES:

  • This ordering item is for SQ encoded LP records. Our quadraphonic decoder responds also to QS encoded LP records. You may submit QS Quad records for conversion to CD as well, but "at your own risk". We do not know how "faithful" the decoding of QS Quadraphonic LP records will be. It may be great, or not so great, we do not know and we do not guarantee the end result (no refunds, no disputes).
  • Our Quad CDs are recorded in a digital format that MUST be played back in a system equipped with DTS or Dolby Digital conversion. Playing back our Quad CDs in a boombox or other player NOT equipped with DTS or Dolby Digital decoding will only produce a very loud (and annoying) hiss. We will NOT be able to issue a refund (and/or a dispute will not be successful) if an order is placed for a Quadraphonic CD by mistake and the person ordering does not have the proper equipment for correct playback.
  • Although immersive and surprisingly pleasant for being a 1970s technology (this technology was way ahead of its time and died an early death), encoding 4-channels onto a system that was originally designed as a 2-channel system was really a "hack". The quality of the encoding was not always perfect. Some recordings exhibit zero artifacts, other recordings exhibit some artifacts (such as "pumping", small distortions, etc.). Although we are happy to convert Quadraphonic LPs to CD for your listening enjoynment, we are NOT representing that the CD conversions we produce are "perfect" and free of quadraphonic encoding artifacts. Quadraphonic artifacts, if present, are not fixable. We are offering a trip to the 1970s in our "Quadraphonic Time Machine", but we are not guaranteeing that once in the 1970s you will enjoy the same comforts you are used to in our super-high-tech world of today. We will NOT be able to issue a refund (and/or a dispute will not be successful) arrising from issues of 1970s quadraphonic encoding quality.
    • Quadraphonic SQ LP to CD Transfers - What you get for your $:

      • Each record is cleaned in a professional record cleaning machine prior to playback.
      • The needle is deep cleaned and conditioned before each play.
      • The record is wiped again before playing each side.
      • Playback and recording on professional equipment. Each of our interconnect cables costs more than the average discounter's studio.
      • Quadraphonic decoding performed by original decoding equipment, best ever produced, calibrated and updated with premium components.
      • Sound Restoration is applied if selected.
      • Color CD Cover and Track List is prepared (if selected).
      • CD is cut into tracks by human beings who know where a new track should begin. We do not use automatic cutting into tracks.
      • Music recordings: each song gets 1 track (minimum unambiguous pause required).  Continuous speech recordings: cut into logical segments, approx. 10-minute long tracks.
      • CD is printed (we do not use glued-on labels) and quality checked.
      • Delivered in "classic jewel-case" (with optional Color Cover and Track List).
      • Over 22 years experience - 19,000 successful projects.
      • On-line tracking system.
      • Automatic email notifications on receipt of your recordings and order check-out.
      • Optional RUSH Services: 1 week or 72 hours turnaround time


      SUGGESTION:

      • Sound Restoration (cleaning of the sound and remastering the recording) is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.
      • Except for very few high end records (starting in the mid 1980's), most vinyl records are noisy.
      • Our Sound Restoration process does not alter the sound of the original recording.
      • If you are not sure whether or not you should order Sound Restoration, order Both Versions: Transfer AND Sound Restoration.
      • You will receive 2 CDs. One version with the original unaltered sound ("Transfer Only") and one version with Restored sound ("Sound Restoration"). If you are ordering "Transfer AND Sound Restoration" and "Extra CD Copies", please indicate which version should go on the Extra CD: the Transfer Only version or the Sound Restoration version.  If you would like both version in a "set", please double the "Extra CD Copies" order (1 Extra CD Set with both versions = 2 "Extra CD Copy"). If you do not double the order or specify a version, we will make the "Extra CD Copy" from the "Restored Sound" version.

       

Customer Testimonials
"You recently did a transfer to a CD of a reel-to-reel music tape with enhancements for me. I am very pleased weith the results. The sound quality and the absence of tape noise turned out to be pleasant surprises. The pricing was very reasonable and the CD is better than the tape was! I'll definitely use your service again when I get ready to transfer my other audio and video archives. "