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    'ShaknSpin' and 'ShaknSpin2' Turntable Analysers

    I did use the RPM app back then but I can’t recall the details now. I think the numbers were comparable.
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    LP flattener

    I’ve run the Relax program on 40 records now. It’s undoubtedly a significant sonic improvement. It’s not removing ticks/pops but if you have a quiet record to start with it’s now quieter. Everything jumps out of the grooves and is more alive sounding.
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    LP flattener

    I used with and without rings and tried various heating temps/times with the ORB and it couldn’t do anything. I tried the first time with AFI Relax mode and it did a little but not enough. Emailed AFI and they suggested +2c/+30min and that did it. I think with any heater you will always have a...
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    LP flattener

    I had one record with no GG with a sharp edge warp. Was not able to flatten this with the ORB no matter which method I tried. Flattened it with the AFI by increasing the program to 54c for 90 min. No damage. Many new pressings have edge warps with raised spindle areas. I think the label cutout...
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    LP flattener

    I’ll look into it although I’ve never been able to get a satisfactory recording in my room.
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    Turntable platters, mats, stabilisers comparison plus Headquarters Audio QVMatPro review

    I had this mat, didn’t like it at all. Seemed to turn everything soft. Was comparing this directly to the SPEC which was far better. I gave both to a friend who also thought the SPEC was much better.
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    LP flattener

    I was perfectly happy with the ORB and had a great success rate, nearly perfect. The AFI can do two discs at once though which is a huge plus. It’s also smaller and probably weighs 15-20% of what the ORB does. I like the fact that there are label cutouts in the plates and you can turn off the...
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    LP flattener

    I’m using the new and cheaper AFI Duo now which is replacing my ORB. I’ve done about 12 records so far using the Relax function and seem to agree this makes a noticeable improvement in sound quality. I’m not sure how or why the AFI cooling process is “tempering” the records when the ORB cooling...
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    Best pure MM stage for SUT?

    It’s MM.
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    Platter mass diminishing return

    Probably more important is what it’s made of.
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    Looking for a long-distance trip vehicle. Suggestions?

    The good thing is you don’t have to worry. Tesla will tell you exactly where the charger is, how to get to it, when to charge, and how long to charge for. It’ll also reroute you to another charger ahead of time if the first one is too busy. About as easy and care free as it gets.
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    American Sound, "The Absolute Nothing"

    What did ddk think of all the plumb bobs dangling? What exactly are those doing?
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    Need Help Connecting Teradak Eth to Fiber Converter

    The connector on your converter is SC and the cable is LC.
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    Need Help Connecting Teradak Eth to Fiber Converter

    You may have other issues but at least start with the right cable.
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    Need Help Connecting Teradak Eth to Fiber Converter

    Yes, Aqua is multi mode . You need single mode, which is yellow. Do your optics say 1310nm on them or 850nm?
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    Need Help Connecting Teradak Eth to Fiber Converter

    Your new optic appears to be single mode (1310nm) but you say you’re using multi mode cable? If your optic has a blue handle you should be using a yellow cable.
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    Experience with SME 3009 tonearm?

    Obviously you can’t align with the record spinning and all you would have to do is move your cartridge slightly forward in the headshell if you wanted to account for the drag. The cantilever will deflect under the normal VTF load which other tools accurately capture and ddk estimates.
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    Experience with SME 3009 tonearm?

    If you can’t see the stylus and cantilever then yes you have bigger problems. I’ve never encountered this.
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    Experience with SME 3009 tonearm?

    Ok, so if you think about it not only is this tool not “extremely precise”, it’s probably the least precise tool there is because it doesn’t align to the cantilever. I’m not aware of any other tool that takes the approach of aligning to the body. Isn’t that .5mm to make up for no VTF load on...
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    Experience with SME 3009 tonearm?

    A few flaws with the ddk tool which makes it not accurate. You use the tool to measure the distance from collet to stylus tip. This is done by inserting your cartridge into this tool. What you measure can vary depending on how you’re holding the tool and how you see it. Then you add .5mm to this...
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    Experience with SME 3009 tonearm?

    Up to the user to decide if it’s enough. I’m just saying it’s not a precise alignment tool, which is fact.
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    Experience with SME 3009 tonearm?

    “Extremely precise”… we probably have different definitions of that. Not saying you can’t get ok results but it is not a precise measuring tool. Anyone can see that.
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    Experience with SME 3009 tonearm?

    I tried one of these, it’s ok if you want a quick basic tool. You will not get as precise alignment compared to SMARTractor or WallyTractor. I’ve probably tried most of the tools out there, I liked Wally the best. If you want one of these I’m sure @PeterA from American Sound can get you one.
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    American Sound, "The Absolute Nothing"

    Anyone know if tang kept those ddk speakers?
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    American Sound, "The Absolute Nothing"

    Are there any pictures of the pump box?
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    American Sound, "The Absolute Nothing"

    One must do what the master says. I’m sure users of this table will get great sound with the 3012R. I’m just saying there’s a whole world beyond that they might be missing out on. And obviously ddk was going after aesthetics with this new table so why not have an arm that matches the same look...

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