dougdeacon

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Anti skate. I think something's wrong
moonglum wrote: Second-guessing what DD might say, he would probably argue that LP mis-drilling “forces” are oriented at the “correct” (stylus) end of the tonearm and that the cantilever would be intrinsically less stressed than by A/S. Oops, wron... 
What the *#[email protected] happened??
Maple is the most popular, I never heard anyone use ebony or ironwood, as an example.My plinth, platter and armboard are made of cocobolo, which is denser than ebony and similar in density to ironwood. The plinth and platter are also loaded with m... 
MRA : Myth or Menace?
There is nothing wrong with your television set. Do not attempt to adjust the picture... 
New ZYX Premium cartridge line
All ZYX carts do great soundstage, air, seperation, bass and speed. I am yet to hear one which has the midrange presence and palpability to match. I have seldom read or heard a ZYX owner talking about how good the mids are, just an indication!F... 
What's the best way to clean vinyl records?
Doug, have you tried Syntax's 'reverse clean' (my term, not his) ? Ultrasonic wash, then plopping on the Monks for a point nozzle dry? Extremely effective on problem records.Whart,Just noticed your question (a year late... not bad!).I don't have ... 
MRA : Myth or Menace?
My comment was merely to point out that the trend of increased cleaning efficiency points towards progressive noise reduction?As it should. Progressive noise reduction is the appropriate goal for and effect of ~95% of all record cleaning efforts,... 
MRA : Myth or Menace?
Moonglum,Thanks for your thoughtful and thought-provoking followup.Yes, thoroughly cleaned records are in fact noisier than *almost* clean records, for just the reason I explained. That's not a prediction, a theory or based on anyone's white paper... 
MRA : Myth or Menace?
I fail to see how MRC could be deleterious to the sound of vinyl since it would presumably act as a lubricant. Why assume that a lubricant is necessary or beneficial? Neither is consistent with my experience.Any substance on the vinyl surface isol... 
Telarc 1812 revisited 2
Boofer, I was responding to the two other posters, not to your OP. Sorry if the comment was OT.That said, since replaceable stylus assemblies for the V15 include the cantilever and suspension, a differential in compliance may still be the most lik... 
Cleaning records. How often really?
Dougdeacon, 5-10% is a lot, especially if they are your favourite records.Agreed. That was an off-the-cuff guesstimate. Actual # is probably lower.It is hard for the records not to get contaminated to a degree while playing, the environment is not... 
Telarc 1812 revisited 2
It's predictable that a high compliance B&O MMC2 or Shure V15 would track big transients better than a low compliance Shelter or Benz. It would be astonishing if the results were otherwise.That said, which rig sounds more like real music? 
Cleaning records. How often really?
Reasons to wet clean a record more than once include:1. the initial cleaning was inadequate; or2. the record was re-contaminated during playback or storage.Compulsiveness aside, there are no others.To avoid #1, clean each record thoroughly the fir... 
Mint LP Best Protractor/help
Hi Raul!Apologies to Tooblue for going OT. ;-) 
Measuring VTF on a Clearaudio Concept
Don't replace your inexpensive scale. Just use it correctly to measure what you're trying to measure.Like Moonglum, I long ago made a weighing step. My digital scale sits on top of the platter. The weighing step sits on the scale, hangs over the e... 
Challenging Turn Table Setup - Help Needed
Agree with Paraneer, Mattmiller and Zd542. Why put an A/D converter (and coax line) in this signal path? Converting a phono signal to digital just forces the Marantz to convert it right back again. This adds complexity without purpose.Connect your...