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post #1921 of 2701

They don't help.  Not for me at any discernible level, anyways.  I bought a Milty anti static gun which definitely makes a difference, but still doesn't get rid off static 100%.  I'll even shoot some electrons out of it midway through a side.  Pull it off the platter and crackle crackle.  Aluminum platter or acrylic, doesn't matter.  Worth it, to me anyways, but not for four albums.

 

Hit em up with water and a touch of dish soap and clean hands.  Dry em in a way that doesn't leave anything behind.  Towels, air, whatever.

post #1922 of 2701
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They don't help.  Not for me at any discernible level, anyways.  I bought a Milty anti static gun which definitely makes a difference, but still doesn't get rid off static 100%.  I'll even shoot some electrons out of it midway through a side.  Pull it off the platter and crackle crackle.  Aluminum platter or acrylic, doesn't matter.  Worth it, to me anyways, but not for four albums.

 

Hit em up with water and a touch of dish soap and clean hands.  Dry em in a way that doesn't leave anything behind.  Towels, air, whatever.


Dammit, why isn't selling snake-oil illegal :mad: 

 

My platter's wood if that makes any difference and I've never felt any crackle, so is that enough to rule out static? 

 

I'll give them a bath and see if that helps anything.

 

Thanks everyone, I'll report back when I've tried things.

post #1923 of 2701
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Dammit, why isn't selling snake-oil illegal :mad: 

 

My platter's wood if that makes any difference and I've never felt any crackle, so is that enough to rule out static? 

 

To have non paper record sleeves is worth it enough for me.  Wouldn't personally call it snake oil.  Paper sleeves leave a dust and paper bits that the (MoFi for example) anti static sleeves don't.  Softer feeling, and not as scratchy it seems.

 

Wood matters.  You'd hear the crackle if there's static.  Like separating fleece pants from a sweatshirt after taking them out of the dryer.  It's obvious.

post #1924 of 2701
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Haha, as above - is this aimed at me and if so how do I tell/fix it?  I've kept the records in ex-static sleeves which are supposed to help (if I remember rightly...)

Did a quick search, found that you can get lots of anti static products from mats to fluid and even a brush attached to a second arm blink.gif   Thanks for the suggestion, it needs more looking into than I have time for now (it's gone 1am on a worknight, I should sleep!)

I say that because I recently bought a brand new picture disc (Tool: lateralus smily_headphones1.gif) that had a lot of crackle on the very first play. A quick pass with an anti-static brush cleared it right up.
post #1925 of 2701
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To have non paper record sleeves is worth it enough for me.  Wouldn't personally call it snake oil.  Paper sleeves leave a dust and paper bits that the (MoFi for example) anti static sleeves don't.  Softer feeling, and not as scratchy it seems.

 

Wood matters.  You'd hear the crackle if there's static.  Like separating fleece pants from a sweatshirt after taking them out of the dryer.  It's obvious.

Well that's good, makes you wonder why they used paper in the first place though!

 

So it's not static, guess I got lucky given the number of products you can buy to counter it...  The noise I'm getting sounds like what I'd expect from an old vinyl setup - lots of clicks and pops - rather than near constant crackle.  Not sure whether they go away during the loud parts or if they're just too quiet but there are too many to enjoy the quiet parts and that's the reason for looking into vinyl (better mastering).  Hopefully cleaning and VTA adjustment will reduce them (or should I be hoping to eliminate nearly all of them?  I don't know where to set my expectations...)

 

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I say that because I recently bought a brand new picture disc (Tool: lateralus smily_headphones1.gif) that had a lot of crackle on the very first play. A quick pass with an anti-static brush cleared it right up.

Good choice, there's an album I wouldn't mind buying a second copy of :beerchug:

post #1926 of 2701

Just got this baby in the mail today from Elusive Disc for $50 shipped. I am looking forward to meeting the challenge head on :) This is my first LP of it's kind.

post #1927 of 2701
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Just got this baby in the mail today from Elusive Disc for $50 shipped. I am looking forward to meeting the challenge head on smily_headphones1.gif This is my first LP of it's kind.


i have a few test LPs like these, even a 45rpm single. These are really undervalued if you ask me.
I might eventually get this one.
post #1928 of 2701
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i have a few test LPs like these, even a 45rpm single. These are really undervalued if you ask me.
I might eventually get this one.

Yeah I would have to agree. There's only one way to know you're getting full performance out of your TT, and this is it. :beerchug:

post #1929 of 2701

So I raised the arm and am listening to a different album (in the hope it is cleaner) and can report that there were no clicks or pops in the five second or so before the music began. Then it burst into death metal which by definition is slightly lacking in the "quiet bits" department :D 

 

For the record it's Dimmu Borgir - Death Cult Armageddon, I'm now wondering why I went off the heavier stuff...

post #1930 of 2701
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Yeah I would have to agree. There's only one way to know you're getting full performance out of your TT, and this is it. :beerchug:

 

I'm curious about the true status of my own TT... will search for funds to get one of those.

post #1931 of 2701
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I'm curious about the true status of my own TT... will search for funds to get one of those.

Seems to me they should be readily available - I mean once the rig is set up it's set up, why would anyone keep the test disc?

post #1932 of 2701
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Seems to me they should be readily available - I mean once the rig is set up it's set up, why would anyone keep the test disc?

Because gear changes over time. Let's say I need to replace my cartridge, I would have to do this "test" all over again. There is no "guessing it" when it comes to calibration, therefore this test record is invaluable. Plus, I would advise against buying a used one, you really want a new one for yourself so you don't run the risk of having one that is scratched or worn out.

post #1933 of 2701
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I'm curious about the true status of my own TT... will search for funds to get one of those.

Test LPs will eliminate your curiosity. Heck, if you find just one tweak to improve your TT, it's already paid for itself. There's not many $50 TT upgrades out there... :L3000: 

post #1934 of 2701
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Test LPs will eliminate your curiosity. Heck, if you find just one tweak to improve your TT, it's already paid for itself. There's not many $50 TT upgrades out there... :L3000: 

Exactly. While I'm not proficient in TT setup matters, every little bit helps. 

post #1935 of 2701
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Exactly. While I'm not proficient in TT setup matters, every little bit helps. 

There's plenty of support for these things, including that specific test lp. Steve Hoffman forums, Vinyl Asylum etc. come to mind. Here's one such article.

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