thanks guys...not sure what happened to my last response - it was about six paragraphs longer when I previewed it!
The gist was that I was just intrigued by neve module format of the unit and the fact I'd never encountered one before...and given my recent quest to research all the options I thought I'd like to find out more...
Thanks for the excellent guidance - I had not realised quite how straightforward even a "high end" solution might be.
Of course Neve tone will most likely not be what I'd want printed across 3k pieces of vinyl, but it raises some interesting questions - adding balanced outputs on whatever unit I eventually build, choices of ICs or FETs, different implementations of the RIAA curves etc etc...
How would anyone feel about the addition of balanced outs into my chosen box - trasnformer or electronic?
The tricky part as was mentioned is finding and choosing a suitable cartridge assembly and the fact that currently the only turntable available is an SL1210 mk5. Not what the audiophiles would have wanted I guess but there we go, they are a hard bunch to please...
I don't mind spending on components - although having seen these schematics, even if i was to add an exotic TX balancing stage it still wouldn't amount to much change, which is reassuring...
I guess what I'm trying to do is get the best quality possible for a lifetime of memories without breaking the bank - I don't want much do I?
I've seen the keith monks - we've been cleaning by hand up til now but for a job of this volume it looks like it will speed things up - although the price is again a little onthe high side - its a niche market I guess!
Thanks for the suggestions on units but I'm set on building myself as I don't really have £1k + to spend on this...the archive is domestic, not commercial!
Oh and "Welcome to the 1980's!"...Some of us are still living the past, with no shame
Things sounded better back then