Wonderful unit makes LPs very quiet,better stage depth and width.Would not be without it.
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We are talking about the DeMag unit, right? Furutech also makes a product that removes static. I think that is called the DeStat.
I use the Zerostat for static and a bulk tape eraser for demagnifying an LP because both are cheaper than the Furutech products.
I agree with everything Benjie wrote, but I think he is describing the DeStat not the DeMag. I have heard Ebm's system and he owns both Furutech products - lucky guy.
Great unit. I use it every time I play a record or CD. You cannot make a mistake using it. With a hand held magnet you can turn it on or off at the wrong time and defeat the purpose. I used a hand held magnet for years and will never go back to one.
It brings out detail that I did not know was on the recording.
I got mine as a Xmas present a few years ago.
And yes it will also take the static off the record or CD.
It is expensive but well worth it once you use it.
I have Furutech Destat fan which works very well and better than Zerostat as far as ease of use is concerned. Although static is not much of a problem where I live in general.
EBM, since you have both Demag ad Destat, do you notice much difference between the two units?
Over here, Acoustic Revive also has something similar and price roughly the same. It does look different but I was told it is the same OEM product internally just the outside parts that look different!
Benjie, I was under the impression that one only has to demagnatize the LP once or perhaps a couple of times a year. I think Fremer writes this in his review in Stereophile.
But I noticed that Ebm uses both each time he listens just like Benjie does. Do you find that the demag effects wear off after time?
It should be pointed out technique is critical when using the handheld demag devices as it is very easy to put the magnetic charge back on the disc if the button is released when the demag is too close to the disc. There is also the distance of the device from the disc to consider, 1/2 inch most likely too close. I suspect a minimum of one inch is correct. I also suspect demag of both sides of a disc might be a little excessive.
I bought the Destat II static charger.It is easy to use and does the job its made to do on vinyl.Better to use then the Zerostat Antistatic Gun.Is it worth $400??I will let you know if it is working in 15 years time.Other wise I am happy with the purchase.
As for the FURUTECH DeMAG I will put on hold till a used one comes up!
After following this posting I bought the Destat II. It took care of the static problems that I had.
My problem was that after playing an LP it was very difficult to remove the LP from the record mat due to a large static build up. I have an Oracle Delphi Mk 2 with the Oracle mat.
I just started using the Destat II yesterday. After I was done listening to an LP, I gave the LP a 10 sec Destat, the LP came right off the mat now with no problems.
It also improved the sound quality of the LP.
It is expensive, but it took care of my problem.
I also own the DeMag.