Poinzy
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Poinzy

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Some people have an IQ rolloff. :D Jan 24, 2019

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      Some people have an IQ rolloff. :D
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      There's no way to prevent damage to vinyl records. You can only minimize it. 2 things that help: good stylus condition and low VTF.
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      Vinyl fans are still debating technical issues that were settled decades ago, by engineers with sophisticated lab equipment.
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      Digital is Monty Python's King Arthur to vinyl's Black Knight. Vinyl's single virtue is it's complete refusal to accept defeat.
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      Vinyl damage starts the very first time you set the needle on a pristine record, even at the lightest tracking force. Sorry, vinyl fans.
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      I encourage people NOT to just take my word for anything. Look up the information yourself. (I say this, despite knowing it won't happen.)
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      That "magic" you think you hear in the sound of an idler-wheel turntable is probably rumble.
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      Despite the warning not to judge a book by its cover, people will, nevertheless, judge a book, or anything else, primarily by its cover.
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      A civilian places a great deal of stock in appearance when he buys audio gear, at least as much as he does in actual performance.
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      Those who sell audio gear to pros and those who sell audio gear to civilians are marketing to different demographic groups.
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      What unbelievably crude pieces of technology turntables are. The cynic in me is pleased to see people being gulled into buying them.
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      If I even think an argument about Behringer is brewing, I won't go near it. Life is too short.
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      One problem with free-access threads: with everybody piling on, a problem can end up looking a lot more complicated than it actually is.
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      With one post per thread, I minimize the chance of being accused by another poster, or a moderator, of starting an argument.
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      My father's having his Hafler amps reconditioned. They're playing 1.5dB less loud than their normal house-quaking levels. This is important.
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      The next tt purchase is going to be a Technics SL1200GR. The sound is still going to suck, but I still need the best archiver I can afford.
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      If you're not willing to spend more than $300 on a turntable, you might as well give up and spend the money on a CD player.
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      I'm guessing that the best answer now is: "Adult-education classes at a community college."
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      There's such a thing as "burning in" electronic equipment. You do that by running it.
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      I remember when CD's were first released I couldn't get rid of my vinyl records fast enough. I've never regretted the decision.
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    Gender:
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    Location:
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    Occupation:
    Audio Technician
    Call me an audiophile, I dare you.

    I'm an audio technician. Mostly, I just twist the dials for the people who do the real work. Projects have included engineering for a physicist doing a sound-level profile of Orchestra Hall for the Detroit Symphony Orchestra.
    My studio systems are all SS, with, for the most part, digital playback. I only ride the vinyl short bus when I have to do the occasional audio restoration project. To me, turntables are just tools for getting the job done. I'm a digital guy at heart. The oldest things in my collection right now: a Dual 1229 turntable (permanently retired) and a pair of KEF 2-way, 8-inch floor-standers in custom cabs. My desktop monitors are JBL LSR305's, hitched to a dbx 231s EQ.

    Recommended book for vintage-heads: 'Radiotron Designer's Handbook', published by RCA. It's available as a free download. Just Google the title.
    Recommended site: 'Wireless World' http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Wireless_World_Magazine.htm

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    Just cut the drama and buy the power cable.
    The only *advise* I can give you is that you invest in a dictionary.
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