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|Your Desert Island Discs||Lp Cleaning & DIY Cleaning Formula||Elisabeth Lugt Soprano|
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|DIY: Turntable Weight/Clamp||The Joy of Well Positioned Speakers|
|URSR: Review in HiFi World||LP Lists||Vintage Equipment|
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|The TD124 page||The SP10 Page|
|Joachim Bung: Swiss Precision||Stefano Pasini: German Perfection|
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|Paris Jazz||The Sound of The Turntable Mat||Acoustic Revive R77 Generator|
|CLASSIQUE 777 Lp Record Covers||The Treasure Trove||How to Correct WARPED Records|
|Klaas A. Posthuma - Remembered||Ernst Lumpe: Allegro-Royale Pseudonyms||Nostalgia: Violinists on 7" 45 rpm|
|Steinway-Lyngdorf Model D||Infinity KAPPA 7 A Loudspeaker Systems||DIY - Draaitafelconstructie - in Dutch|
|The Turntable Mat - Page in Russian||Ajuste de un giradiscos||NOTES: The Belt Drive Turntable|
|Phono Cartridge-Headshell-Plinth||Porgy and Bess||Active Loudspeaker System|
|Phono Cartridge Optimizing||Gold for Bernard Haitink||Rabco SL-8E Tangential Tonearm|
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|The Bullet Plug||Violinist/Violist Paul Godwin||The Remington Site|
|Mercury Recordings on Fontana||CINERAMA and Trinaural microphone Placement||Concert Hall - Musical Masterpiece Society|
|Willem Mengelberg and his orchestra filmed in Epinay in 1931-||Contemporary Records - Lester Koenig-|
How to get more out of your record collection.
you should always ask for the original replacement stylus which sounds
the best. Only if it is no longer available you have to opt for a cheaper
imitation or put a more recent quality cartridge in the arm.
Before the RIAA playback characteristic was generally adopted, record companies cut their records as they thought would make the music sound best on their own equipment. Today there are devices on the market which enable you to adjust the right characteristic for the playback of a variety of vintage records. But these are for the specialists. A good RIAA preamplifier will of course do perfectly well and such a unit need not be expensive.
a record clamp or a puck (record or turntable weight).
you want even more quality: Use a peripheral record ring.
your records mint and clean.
look away when you are in a discussion, but always concentrate on what
you are doing. This will diminish the risk of damaging the record, the
cartridge and/or the needle/diamond tip.
Also keep the records as clean and dustfree as possible. Use a good cleaning machine. Fingerprints, dust and grease are the enemies of your records and ... of your ears. Read more.
acoustical and mechanical feedback.
glass shelfs. Have shelves made of birch plywood or just use chipboard
which has a make believe veneer or similar pattern. That is the best
material to start with.
not use MDF because of its uneven frequency characteristic. (Do not
use it for loudspeakercabinets either, unless you glue three or four
layers together for the baffle of the cabinet.)
Do not use more than one decoupling device. If you have a turntable with a suspended subchassis (Thorens, Linn, etc.) do not put the plinth on yet another set of springs or rubber insulators. Put the turntable directly on the shelf.
placement: find the best stereo image.
By decreasing the distance to the backwall you will improve the frequencies of the midband which follow the low frequencies. The midband also supports the harmonic reproduction of the high frequencies. Find the right distance between the speakers. Sometimes 1" can make all the difference. In conjuction with this exercise try to find the right distance to the backwall. In that way you will get the desired reproduction of the midband and thus a harmonious soundreproduction and a good soundstage. Good luck and enjoy. Read on.
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