My set up
I have a VPI TNT VI turntable, SME IV arm (modified), Benz Ruby 3 cartridge with several other phono related items plugged into an EAR 324 phono stage. Then plugged into a Alesis Masterlink CD burner where I can choose the ultimate quality of sound (bit rate 16 and 24 and frequency 44khz to 96 khz). Then I take the CD if I want to and use the computer to alter the setup to MP3 files if necessary. I do not wish to hear eviscerated music from MP3 files but must use them for internet mailings for choir and orchestral members.