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my rig.


Edited by erikfreedom - 3/25/13 at 10:05pm
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nice rig! loving the Gs1000 in the pic, don't see em too often.

 

nice pc too, looks similar to mine, what u got in it?

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Damn son, get some twist-ties for those cables eek.gif

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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

The KAB I linked too is nowhere near as much as your RP1.

 

I really don't understand anyone into vinyl that doesn't want a cleaner. It's the most significant upgrade you'll make to your system. Better than a new cart, arm, table, phono stage, etc.

 

I was skeptical too but I was a believer after hearing my first properly cleaned LP.

 

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

But I don't wanna get a cleaner, it sounds so enticing though! I hate the static on my LP's. Maybe just get a SpinClean as I have a RP1 and don't want to spend the same amount on the cleaner as I did on the RP1.

I'll look into it, I wish there was a video on how to use it.. Is there a learning curve? Like do I have to hold it and do it? Or is it automated?

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My thing is that i just dont get how a vacuum cleaner could work better than a liquid cleaner like the spin clean. Its not that i dont think its possible, just that i dont know how its possible. How could a vacuum do better than brushes with a cleaning solution at getting the dirt off?

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I had a Spin Clean and I don't remember it doing a whole lot. I got rid of it because I got fed up with the manual towel cleaning. I got a Vinyl Magician from AudioKarma user js1138 (he makes them). It's similar to the KAB, but it's auto rotation (it's basically a bring your own vac RCM built around a cake styling turntable). My vacuum doesn't get a great suction (it's a no-contact suction system), but that's not the machine's fault. I'd recommend it. $150 plus shipping. I haven't heard from him, and AK says he last logged on in like November, so he may have disappeared. I have hundreds of records to clean, and I spend 10min or so per side with my vacuum, so I need to just move to the sink method for such a bulk to clean, but I might try to pick back up with using it. Or if I stay with the sink method, I'll sell it.

 

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

nice rig! loving the Gs1000 in the pic, don't see em too often.

 

nice pc too, looks similar to mine, what u got in it?

intel core i7 995x cpu

dual 120g intel 520 ssd. in raid 0

12 gigs of corsair dominator memory

corsair ax 1200 single rail psu

gigabyte ud7 board

asus xonar essence stx soundcard

twin gtx 680 msi lightning gpu's

corsair hydro series h80i cpu cooler.

windows 7 family edition premium 64bits

cooler master hafx special edition full tower case

Samsung and liteon cd and blue ray players.

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Originally Posted by BokononVolta View Post

I occasionally grab some $2 vinyl from the local shops bins, super thin vinyl of 80s music such as Breakfast Club soundtrack, Power Station, Bananarama, etc) and the vinyl is slightly warped, super thin looking (not confidence inspiring), but I clean them up using my Record cleaning machine, and boy do they sound more dynamic and powerful than 90% of the indie-rock 180 gram releases I get these days.  As was mentioned, the trick for new stuff is to find the virgin vinyl (not that many are labeled as such).  Also, avoid the colored vinyl.  If I have a choice between colored/swirly/etc vinyl and basic black, I will always choose the black.  In my experience they are less prone to surface noise.

 

A record cleaning machine makes all the difference in the world.  And not the tub ones, but the vacuum cleaning ones.  They are super expensive though. I went with the KAB though and that is actually fairly cheap but you have to bring your own vacuum cleaner.  I first used the family vacuum cleaner, but eventually got a specific portable mini-vac for it and they both work equally well.  http://www.kabusa.com/ev1.htm (not related to the shop or anything, in fact I would redo their website if I was lol, but I definitely love this product).

 

 

 

The crazy part is that any of that type of music was also mixed to be unbearably thin. After years of heavy bass on vinyl the music was thinned out on purpose. The bass was taken out so that the digital drums could have space. Get any of these to totally hear what I'm talking about......

 

 

Digital methods of making synth sounds were new and cool!

We call it in record collecting circles, the 80s mix. Don't want to sound like a snob or be negative but this is truly what were dealing with here with 80s records. A true lack of bass. An eighties way of getting things to sound clear and different.

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Originally Posted by erikfreedom View Post

intel core i7 995x cpu

dual 120g intel 520 ssd. in raid 0

12 gigs of corsair dominator memory

corsair ax 1200 single rail psu

gigabyte ud7 board

asus xonar essence stx soundcard

twin gtx 680 msi lightning gpu's

corsair hydro series h80i cpu cooler.

windows 7 family edition premium 64bits

cooler master hafx special edition full tower case

Samsung and liteon cd and blue ray players.

 

 

yeah similar to mine!  mines like going on 3 years now.

 

i7 920 @ 4ghz (prob not as good as ur 6 core, still holds strong even vs todays i7's)

crucial m4 SSD 240gb + 2tb + 1 tb + 1 tb regular 7200rpm drives

12 gigs of corsair xms3 (very similar to dominator, i think xms has lower latency but dominator has cool heatsinks)

corsair ax 1200 (originally had the corsair 750, but upgraded)

asus p6t board

creative xfi titanium 

ati hd 5870 x2 crossfire (was a monster card back when i got it, still a good card but older gen now)

corsair h50

windows 7 pro OEM

coolermaster haf 922

LG super multi blue and a samsung cd/dvd

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Originally Posted by Dubstep Girl View Post

 

 

yeah similar to mine!  mines like going on 3 years now.

 

i7 920 @ 4ghz (prob not as good as ur 6 core, still holds strong even vs todays i7's)

crucial m4 SSD 240gb + 2tb + 1 tb + 1 tb regular 7200rpm drives

12 gigs of corsair xms3 (very similar to dominator, i think xms has lower latency but dominator has cool heatsinks)

corsair ax 1200 (originally had the corsair 750, but upgraded)

asus p6t board

creative xfi titanium 

ati hd 5870 x2 crossfire (was a monster card back when i got it, still a good card but older gen now)

corsair h50

windows 7 pro OEM

coolermaster haf 922

LG super multi blue and a samsung cd/dvd

the only thing missing in my setup is a pair of fostex th 900. I had ordered a pair like 2 months ago in a shop in montreal. Canada computers laval. after 6 weeks of waiting my order they refunded me my deposit. I was tired of seeing people in the th 900 thread having their pair after only 3 to 5 days. now I think I will try pricejapan. I think they have the best price for the th 900. with my beta 22 my favorite headphones to listen to are my denons d7000. wich confirm my suspicion that the th 900 are going to be pretty much endgame setup with the beta 22 for me as I much prefer the sound of fun engaging headphones. pricejapan seem to ship the stuff quickly too. 

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Originally Posted by erikfreedom View Post

my rig.

 

How dare you post your rig in this thread! Don't you know this thread has turned into a vinyl/cable/computer discussion forum, remove that picture at once!

 

 

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

Joking of course biggrin.gif

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Originally Posted by SoupRKnowva View Post

My thing is that i just dont get how a vacuum cleaner could work better than a liquid cleaner like the spin clean. Its not that i dont think its possible, just that i dont know how its possible. How could a vacuum do better than brushes with a cleaning solution at getting the dirt off?

 

The vacuum cleaners do use a liquid that you brush in, and then you vacuum out the excess liquid so that you won't leave as much residue and gunk up your stylus.

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Originally Posted by erikfreedom View Post

 

my rig.


Damn.. that's a beast setup. Got all the sexy stuff. Ever consider headphone stands to display those beauties?

post #12449 of 18744
This.

I went through this same thinking a few years back. I finally "broke down" and got the EV1. I clean every record right out of shrink-wrap (yup, new ones are just as dirty as older vinyl), and if the sleeve is just plain white paper, I ditch it. All cleaned vinyl goes right into an anti-static sleeve (I use these http://www.sleevecityusa.com/Mobile-Fidelity-Master-Sleeves-50-Pack-p/312nmofi.htm). If the insert has some designs/lyrics etc, I keep them. But still store my vinyl in these sleeves. The paper shred-lets in those things are killer for dust.


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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

The KAB I linked too is nowhere near as much as your RP1.

I really don't understand anyone into vinyl that doesn't want a cleaner. It's the most significant upgrade you'll make to your system. Better than a new cart, arm, table, phono stage, etc.

I was skeptical too but I was a believer after hearing my first properly cleaned LP.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8SkeUW7kxuM

But I don't use the turntable that this guy uses in the video, I just put it on the device and turn it by hand a few times. It only takes me about 2-3 mins to do both sides of a vinyl.

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Originally Posted by wolfetan44 View Post

I'll look into it, I wish there was a video on how to use it.. Is there a learning curve? Like do I have to hold it and do it? Or is it automated?

Edited by BokononVolta - 3/26/13 at 7:35am
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