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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    I have (like many of us I'm sure) some tracks I play to reference the sound of drums, some drum solos, tracks prominantly featuring a drump starting the song, etc. I'd close my eyes when listening to those tracks on every speaker, and none made them sound more like I was in the presence of the...
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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    There's just a couple of sneaky close up photos, no text, showing some new bronze port castings etc. The Devore O/96 just got a rave review in the April issue of Hi-Fi News. 10 out of 10 (paired with Jadis amps). In a brief bio/interview with John Devore it turns out he's working on an...
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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    I'll just add my experience for what it's worth: I auditioned the O/96 very extensively, in more than one demo room, as I was deciding between the O/96 and Joseph Audio Perspective speakers (two speakers that really grabbed me, though quite different in presentation. I ended up with the...
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    KeithR's "Dream Speaker" Search

    KeithR, You mention being fond of the Devore speakers. I'm a big fan too (of the O/96). You might keep your eye on the updated O series speakers that John Devore is currently working on, where he's incorporating some of the stuff from the O reference in to the O/96. I think the working...
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    I got in early on the Degritter on a good price (as I probably mentioned very early in this thread). After a couple of years my early-model began to start leaving drops of water on records, not drying fully all the time, and finally a while back, sprang a leak on the bottom. The Degritter...
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    1 ml when I was using one wash. If I use the double wash method I think I put in 1.5 ml.
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    I found through trial and error that, when I used the surfactant, records would almost all come out dry with a drying time of 4:15 minutes. I've tried washing without the surfactant and the drying time takes noticeably longer. I'm on a default of 6:15 for drying. I now have an extra water tank...
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    Ok, at least he's not going to be fired by Degritter :) He should know you don't treat *anyone's* record like that! Though I would cut some slack - he's so focused on the fact he's got Michael Fremer interviewing him on camera I'm sure he wasn't in a state of thinking all his actions...
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    Oh man, that guy pulling the record out of the Degritter! I wonder if he's associated with Degritter or just another vendor. That was among the most bone-headed moves I've seen. There should have been fisticuffs outside in the parking lot ;-)
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    Munich High End 2019

    It's fun to hear about (and see pictures of) the mega-buck systems. But I have a personal interest in the new Joseph Audio Perspective 2 Graphene speakers - they are on my very short list for my next speaker purchase. So I'm going to bump my request to see if anyone has anything to say...
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    Munich High End 2019

    Request: If anyone ends up hearing the new Joseph Audio Perspective 2 Graphene speakers, I'd love to hear about it. Thanks.
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    My Degritter has been functioning very well, with only one or two hiccups that didn't last long. (One time the selector screen went blank, and that was solved by unplugging the machine and starting it again). Aside from that, operation seems smooth and flawless. I'm still trying to decide if...
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    I was only told by Taniel that Degritter would soon be providing a firmware update. I have no other details, and I don't know how we get that update.
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    Holy bejeesus! I just received an old record I ordered from Discogs, rated as Near Mint. I cleaned with a brush and played it, and it was the single most noisy record I've ever heard. A tsunami of crackling covering up the music. I sent off a pissed off reply about it's condition. Perhaps a...
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    How is everyone getting along with their Degritter? Mine seems generally reliable, though it does not automatically shut off after 15 minutes as it is supposed to. I don't know if anyone experienced that, but Degritter says they have a software update that fixes that issue and also makes the...
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    Yeah, although the default drying times seem to be 2 minutes I found I had to dial up to 4 minutes to make sure the records were fully dry. (Fan power at 10).
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    Oh, ok. It sounded like you were using a 5 minute wash time for every LP. So if I understand, for a longer wash you just do another wash/dry cycle.
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    Hi Spirit. I'm just trying to dial in my Degritter settings. Your post suggests that the cleaning cycle can be set manually by the user to whatever desired time. Was that true of the beta version? On my machine, and looking at the user manual, I see no option to play with wash cycle times...
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    Righto. So my Degritter arrived yesterday. Very well and thoughtfully packed. Came with some "gifts" as it were - as other owners will find. That was a nice touch. Looks nice, just like the pictures. Seems solid enough. I really like the aesthetics. I had one "uh-oh" moment. The slot...
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    Agreed, that sounds like a pretty good number of machines. Fingers crossed all the main issues are solved. I'm also curious when we might see pro reviews of the Degritter. If the performance is competative with the Audio Desk etc, I'd think it would be the go-to US record cleaner. My...
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    Tracking say mine arrives tomorrow... So....close...so many dirty records....
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    Thanks for the info. Interesting the beta machine issues were worked out, but the production models had issues. Anyway...I just received notice mine has shipped! Should be here mid-next week.
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    No word on your machine? Or were you one of the unfortunates who recieved it and had to send it back for the latest fix?
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    No need, thanks. I presume they aren't sitting on their hands but are frantically working to fulfill all orders. They are clearly a conscientious company.
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    Ha, now I'm the one finding it harder to be patient :) Anyone else received notice of shipment? I haven't, so still twiddling my thumbs waiting. I wonder how many of us here have ordered one? And I'm curious how many orders Degritter actually got for the machines. As per their last email...
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    Ok thanks. Lucky European! I'm across the ocean. As long as they don't send mine via canoe I should be fine.
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    Do you mind my asking: Where are you located? USA? The closer it gets (hopefully) to receiving this thing, the more the wait is killing me! Wondering how long shipping will take.
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    Well, looks like another minor glitch has been solved and shipping is supposed to begin in earnest this week. Fingers crossed! I just recieved the most horrendously overgraded record from discogs and boy could it use a cleaning!
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    Transparency and the sound of a system

    My experience hearing the IRS-Vs was similar to a degree, but perhaps departs in another. It was the first time I heard sound reproduction that combined that sense of SCALE with great transparency/detail. I was listening to some classical pieces and, with eyes closed, it was almost as if a...
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    Degritter ultrasonic record cleaner

    Thanks for the update! Funny how it gets harder to wait the closer it comes to finally getting the machine. For some of us they have to cross the pond, so I expect Europeans to get theirs first.

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