Poinzy
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Poinzy

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Google is at their fingertips and people still won't look up answers to questions that have been asked a million times already. Sep 20, 2017 at 10:31 AM

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      Google is at their fingertips and people still won't look up answers to questions that have been asked a million times already.
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      That the iPhone Generation would eventually lose patience with a clunky thing like a turntable isn't exactly a shock.
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      When the WSJ says vinyl sales are declining, they're declining.
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      Burned out on audio restoration. Now researching digital video (i.e., watching a lot of movies).
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      "Don't take my word for it. Look it up." But I don't think people ever look it up.
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      There isn't much to the topic of how to get a mono signal out of a turntable. I don't know why people keep discussing it.
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      You're much, much better off tracking down primary sources on the internet than you are asking for opinions on a public audio forum
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      Leaving the discussion of monophonic records before I get really frustrated.
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      The only thing special about monophonic cartridges is that, due to internal wiring, you can't convert them to stereo.
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      Scientific tests generate results that are either reproducible or refutable.
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      I prefer the test results from engineering labs to the opinions of livingroom daydreamers. Call me a fascist or something.
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      I do get twisted pleasure from watching people who, I suspect, are determined to ignore perfectly sensible advice.
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      I knew one guy who suspended his speakers from the ceiling (in fishing nets, lol) -- a kid in my college dorm. The results were predictable.
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      Just when I think something is so painfully obvious it shouldn't require explanation, I am proved wrong.
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      Friends don't let friends idler-wheel drive, drunk or not.
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      The people who romp with the unicorns in the Candy Cane Forest have magic turntables that defy physical laws.
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      For mechanical performance, idler-wheel turntables represent the worst of the available turntable options.
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      Acoustic recordings generally occupy a frequency envelope of 150Hz - 4kHz. Simple pass-filtering will get rid of most of the surface noise.
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      It's really obvious after remastering early electric recordings that studio engineers didn't have access to monitors with low-end response.
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      There isn't any one EQ curve that will make 78rpm records sound "right". Electrically recorded vs acoustically recorded adds complications.
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    Gender:
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    Location:
    SE Michigan
    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. The last big project I did was 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 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 home studio right now: a Dual 1229 turntable and a pair of KEF 2-way, 8-inch floor-standers in custom cabs.

    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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    I rip and restore shellac and vinyl recordings.
    Science brings the evil of meritocracy to the golden ears' inclusive wonderfulness.
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