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post #166 of 2619

well I learned something new.   I always thought small records that needed a adapter ran at 45 not big records.

Shiny Toy Guns III arrived in the mail today and for about a hour I thought everything was broken as it sounded like depeche mode until i flipped the switch to 45.

post #167 of 2619
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Originally Posted by tattare View Post

well I learned something new.   I always thought small records that needed a adapter ran at 45 not big records.

Shiny Toy Guns III arrived in the mail today and for about a hour I thought everything was broken as it sounded like depeche mode until i flipped the switch to 45.

A lot of dance 12inchers that are 45rpm. I think 45 rpm actually sounds better.

post #168 of 2619

I can't wait to order the 180 Gram Audiophile Virgin Vinyl 45 RPM LP - 2 LPs Sealed :

 

The Shadow Of Your Smile

 

Total track time is like 25 minutes! tongue_smile.gif

post #169 of 2619

TT warble update:

 

Just found two members on the Sony Forum with the same table, same problem. One removed the plinth and the cover below and discovered the table has a lot of manual pots and things for fine tuning. Another member sprayed contact cleaner on the micro-switches for the speed pot. 

 

Both enjoyed success. Perhaps, over the weekend I'll straighten things out.

popcorn.gif

post #170 of 2619

I have the full service manual for the 7, I'd imagine it's very similar for the 5... If you can't find a copy on-line please let me know and I'll send a copy over to you... I know it has plenty of service and adjustment information.

 

Gotta keep those Sony tables turning!

 

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TT warble update:

 

Just found two members on the Sony Forum with the same table, same problem. One removed the plinth and the cover below and discovered the table has a lot of manual pots and things for fine tuning. Another member sprayed contact cleaner on the micro-switches for the speed pot. 

 

Both enjoyed success. Perhaps, over the weekend I'll straighten things out.

popcorn.gif

post #171 of 2619
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Originally Posted by shipsupt View Post

I have the full service manual for the 7, I'd imagine it's very similar for the 5... If you can't find a copy on-line please let me know and I'll send a copy over to you... I know it has plenty of service and adjustment information.

 

Gotta keep those Sony tables turning!

 

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Originally Posted by Silent One View Post

TT warble update:

 

Just found two members on the Sony Forum with the same table, same problem. One removed the plinth and the cover below and discovered the table has a lot of manual pots and things for fine tuning. Another member sprayed contact cleaner on the micro-switches for the speed pot. 

 

Both enjoyed success. Perhaps, over the weekend I'll straighten things out.

popcorn.gif

 

Thanks! I downloaded the manual from vinylengine for the X5 a few hours ago...

post #172 of 2619

Is crackling/popping sound is normal with vinyl records? How much crackling/popping sound is acceptable for headphone setup? Please identify your TT/phono stage and cartridge setup and if by speaker or headphone listening.

 

Thanks


Edited by basman - 11/10/12 at 11:07am
post #173 of 2619
How are you cleaning your vinyl before playing? A proper cleaning, preferably wet, should result in a quiet record with little noise and few pops. Eliminating them entirely is difficult and not worth fretting over. This all assumes the vinyl itself is in good condition.
post #174 of 2619
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Originally Posted by dminches View Post

How are you cleaning your vinyl before playing? A proper cleaning, preferably wet, should result in a quiet record with little noise and few pops. Eliminating them entirely is difficult and not worth fretting over. This all assumes the vinyl itself is in good condition.

 

I just use a regular vinyl brush before I play it and it's a new vinyl record. thanks for the response.

post #175 of 2619

sounds like you either have a lot of static, or more than likely it's cartridge alignment

 

is the VTA of the arm set up properly? is it perfectly level with the record?

post #176 of 2619
New vinyl often contains a lot of post manufacturing residue including oils. It is important to clean new vinyl.

As I mentioned, wet cleaning does the best job of eliminating dust that causes pops. It doesn't have to be a machine like a VPI.

The dry brush that I like is the hunt brush. http://www.soundstagedirect.com/Hunt-brush-cleaner-accessories.shtml
post #177 of 2619
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Originally Posted by KT66 View Post

sounds like you either have a lot of static, or more than likely it's cartridge alignment

 

is the VTA of the arm set up properly? is it perfectly level with the record?

 

It's properly aligned, but I noticed that lots of static when I touch the record.

 

Dminches thanks for the recomendation on the brush and will hunt one.

post #178 of 2619
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Originally Posted by basman View Post

Is crackling/popping sound is normal with vinyl records? How much crackling/popping sound is acceptable for headphone setup? Please identify your TT/phono stage and cartridge setup and if by speaker or headphone listening.

 

Thanks

 

 

There will always be a normal amount of pops. Some never get their head around the noise and get out of records all together. After a time you can train your mind to filter out the small pops. Cleaning will reduce it to a point but never totally. To love records is to love them for every aspect but the transition from quiet CDs can be hard at first. Everyone has a certain level they can tolerate after a while of playing records. Newer ones are going to be better at being pop free. Some pressings have less than others. It is what it is.


Edited by Redcarmoose - 11/11/12 at 4:45am
post #179 of 2619
Thread Starter 
I agree with that, but if you notice static when you touch the record, then that will often result in audible popping during playback that has nothing to do with the record surface being noisy. A Milty Zerostat gun will solve that problem.

Vinyl playback isn't for people who don't enjoy the process wink.gif
post #180 of 2619

You mean, the 'Heat & Serve' crowd tongue_smile.gifopposed to cooking?! 

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