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Saevus



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2010 7:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Astaroth wrote:
What kind of cheap piece of shit turntables do you all own that have automatic play functions?

If you cannot control the weight distribution on a tonearm by the use of an anti skate mechanism then you are doing damage to the LP and possibly the stylus.


Many of the ones that are easily obtained in stores have this function. It's kind of hard to find new turntables that even have a counterweight.
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skaven



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PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2010 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have both manual and automatic, both are quite old, currently using automatic. Although it's automatic, you can still control the weight distribution etc, so no problem there. The only annoying thing is that it doesn't recognize 10"s so it starts playing it as if it was 7" (so the 10" starts abruptly from the middle). Thus the "automatic" option is quite useless so I usually set the needle manually (possible as well).

Semi off-topic though.
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Evil_Johnny_666



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not related to turntables, but I have a question about vinyls. Now I know humidity is damageable to vinyls, but does it have to be a prolonged period of time? I mean is a couple of days in humidity harmful to my lps? We are renovating, and the whole house has become very humid, now it's a lot less humid than it was for 2-4 days.
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GHOAT



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 2:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I bet all of your vinyls are RUINED just from that little exposure. Give them to me. Cool
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Evil_Johnny_666



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

GHOAT wrote:
Yeah, I bet all of your vinyls are RUINED just from that little exposure. Give them to me. Cool


ha of course not, I'm just wondering if there was some sound deterioration as little as it may be. I'm a little over anxious about lps and turntables as I know shit about them.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haha, just joshing you. They should be cool. I live in the south and it is humid as FUCK constantly and I have never had a problem.
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Saevus



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another thing I just encountered is a nub of flash on one of the used Black Sabbath records I acquired. It actually obstructed the thing from turning, so I cut it off with an exacto-knife very carefully, but there's a small amount of excess vinyl around the edge which scrapes against parts of the turntable.

Any advice on how to remove it without fucking the record up?
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