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Coincident Frankenstein 300B

Bu tarafından 22 Ağu 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Coincident Frankenstein 300B

If there is only one magician in this hobby, that is definitely Israel Blume. Very few manufacturers produces such a wide range of products with this success. Although he started business with speakers, now he is producing pre-amplifiers, power amplifiers, step-up transformers and cables. [nrelate-related] Many people chooses speakers first, and then choose the best amplifier who can drive the speaker. In that approach choosing the speaker is priority. I was a believer in this philosophy too....

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Removing Microphonics from SA-5.1

Bu tarafından 22 Ağu 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Removing Microphonics from SA-5.1

I told the story of my Counterpoint SA-5.1 purchase here. When the unit come to me it was extremely microphonic. When you walk around, talk loudly, bring your hand to volume pod it’d give a loud cry. This was a little nuisance at first when I was about to buy it; and a bigger one at later usage. So in time I began to search for this issue. [nrelate-related] The friend I bought this unit from, previously had another Counterpoint SA-5.1 and a Counterpoint SA-3.1 both in stock. He says that this...

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Second Tonearm to Gyrodec

Bu tarafından 22 Ağu 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Second Tonearm to Gyrodec

As I told in Michell Gyrodec article, Gyrodecs have a flexible design. Like in other analog devices, you can also make little touches in hi-fi. In analog photography every slide film has its own character and promotes different colors of light but digital cards are all same! Since my turntable have this flexibility I wanted to use the potential. [nrelate-related]   My motivation to add a second arm to Michell was this: As you know cartridge styli worn as they are used, and after some...

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Vacuum Cleaning for Records

Bu tarafından 16 Ağu 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Vacuum Cleaning for Records

When an audiophile who is searching methods for record cleaning, eventually vacuum cleaning machines will be on the agenda. If the number of records in the collection exceeds a number like 500, these machines are the most serious solution.   [nrelate-related] The operation in record cleaning machines is straightforward. Record is fixed to a platter which is turned by a small engine. Then the user pours the cleaning liquid on record and brush it by a record brush. Since the record is...

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Zerostat Anti-static Gun

Bu tarafından 16 Ağu 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Zerostat Anti-static Gun

Everyone knows who plays records in their Hi-fi systems: Dust on a record is a real problem, especially the one that is just played. The reason for this negative attraction force on the record is a result of the friction of the stylus. I’m sure you have seen a rubber balloon which is rubbed on a carpet can attract small pieces of paper. This is the exact same thing what’s happening with the dust particles and LPs. It is useless to try to clean the once charged LPs. You can collect the dust...

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Record Cleaning Fluids

Bu tarafından 14 Ağu 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Record Cleaning Fluids

I am a member in several hi-fi forums on the internet and before making a purchase or making a decision, I search thoroughly in these forums. While searching for record cleaning machines, I realized that one of the hot and controversial topics of the hi-fi is the record cleaning fluids. After seeing this I started to research.   [nrelate-related] Especially in America there are companies that produce products specially for record cleaning. Brush and other accessories comes after this most...

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Record Cleaning Brushes

Bu tarafından 14 Ağu 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Record Cleaning Brushes

Dust … Small airborne evils. I know you are everywhere; in the breath I’m taking, on the computer monitor, inside my palm on on the records. All of them can be acceptable but I can’t stand with the last one as a person who is dealing with hi-fi. So I’m careful about lp cleaning. I’m using special tools and I have a ritual for lp cleaning (I like using that word). In this article I’ll talk about brushes needed   [nrelate-related]   First of all you must notice that...

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Okki Nokki RCM

Bu tarafından 14 Ağu 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Okki Nokki RCM

In fact, vacuum cleaning machines have been around for quite while in hi-fi world. But with the growing sales of records in recent years, the interest to vacuum cleaning machines also increased. More and more audiophile wants to have these machines and this is causing new companies to enter the market. Okki Nokki is one of these companies.   [nrelate-related]   When I started searching for a record cleaning machine, Okki Nokki was able to attract my attention. The small but sturdy...

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Stylus Force Gauges

Bu tarafından 14 Ağu 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Stylus Force Gauges

When a turntable cartridge is in balance with the counterweight, a force called Vertical Tracking Force must be dialed in order to stylus must track the groove on LPs. Let me talk about some useless numbers. The grooves on LPs are between 0.025 mm and 0. 035 mm wide. If you think that the width of human hair is 0.18 mm; you can understand this is really tiny. Even a very minute jump of the stylus can effect the music, so a delicate adjustment must be made. Since the aforementioned forces are...

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Analogue Music

Bu tarafından 14 Ağu 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Analogue Music

Analogue music is transforming the acoustical energy hidden in the grooves of LPs by the stylus to electrical energy. Until the usage of vinyl in 1950’s, a long progress had been made in the 20th century. High fidelity age was to begin.   [nrelate-related]   In fact, the records made in the 1950s are still considered as excellent. A Mercury Living Presence record older than yourself, may amaze you. But at that time the hi-fi systems were not good enough to reveal the secrets of...

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Michell Gyrodec Turntable

Bu tarafından 30 Nis 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Michell Gyrodec Turntable

I always thought that task of a turntable seems to be simple. At audio frequencies, the arm should be kept locked above the groove, without any motion relative to the cartridge. And the LP should be turned at a constant angular speed underneath the stylus. This means that, the pieces ie. platter, bearing, (sub)chassis, arm board, tone arm, and cartridge body should behave in a rigid and non-resonant fashion.     John Michell (R.I.P) was a brilliant engineer and has various solutions...

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SME V Tonearm

Bu tarafından 20 Nis 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

SME V Tonearm

This was a dream come true. Back in 2005, when I wanted to buy first real hifi system, I made months of search and fall in love with this arm. At that time I couldn’t even think of owning one, but as years passed I go deeper in this hobby and at last I have one.   This arm is the physical state of pure engineering. Some one can argue that there are better arms, and in fact there may be. But Series V will always be a true classic.   [nrelate-related]   The functioning of a...

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Coincident Super Eclipse Mk. 3 Speakers

Bu tarafından 20 Nis 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Coincident Super Eclipse Mk. 3 Speakers

If there is only one magician in this hobby, that is definitely Israel Blume. Very few manufacturers produces such a wide range of products with this success. Although he started business with speakers, now he is producing pre-amplifiers, power amplifiers, step-up transformers and cables.   Many people chooses speakers first, and then choose the best amplifier who can drive the speaker. In that approach choosing the speaker is priority. But I believe in another approach: Choosing the...

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Room: The Good, The Better and The Sweety

Bu tarafından 20 Nis 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Room: The Good, The Better and The Sweety

Originally my room setup was different and the title was The Bad, The Worse and The Ugly. The room has not changed but I made some arrangements to make a better placement of the rack, and some acoustic regulations. Now I made a new placement keeping the Hi-Fi on mind.   [nrelate-related]   The Good:  This is my main living room, but I designed it to serve me a listening room as well. Formerly my system was not symmetrically placed in the room. But now I moved the speakers to the...

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Room: The Bad, The Worse and The Ugly

Bu tarafından 20 Nis 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 0 yorum

Room: The Bad, The Worse and The Ugly

Like many audiophiles I also had a dilemma when it comes to listening room. Since I don’t have a separate listening room I have to use my main living room as a listening room. So I designed the room other parameters than “acoustics.” Thats why I had problems it the room design. Here they are: The Bad: Hi-fi system is not symmetrically placed in the room. Right speaker is quiet close to side wall; while there is a big opening in the left side of the left speaker. And the speakers are...

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Counterpoint SA-5.1 Pre Amplifier

Bu tarafından 18 Nis 2012 bölümünde yayınlandı. 1 yorum

Counterpoint SA-5.1 Pre Amplifier

Preamplifier is the core of the system and in my belief must be chosen more meticulously than other components. It is your Conductor at your home orchestra, he will manage other components; so your music tastes must match. In that sense I can say that I truly love Counterpoint sound. Neither warm nor pure clear. So pre-amplifier choice was easy for me. [nrelate-related] This unit was built in the era when lp’s still were the most popular source for music. And in that era, commercial products...

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