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Record Cleaning Machine - Loricraft PRC-3 vs. 4?
I have a Nitty Gritty Mini-Pro and a VPI 16.5. My Loricraft PRC4 Deluxe arrived yesterday, and the couriers had bashed it around between the UK, the dealer in Vancouver and me in eastern Canada. The pump had come off its mount and its hoses had de... 
Kontrapunkt C vs H
I was using a Contrapunkt C a year ago. I had a couple of more expensive Benz cartridges before that, and was looking for something less polite and with better tracking on a couple of older records. It was lively and dynamic and never had any trac... 
Record cleaning fluids
I have usually made my own with distilled water, isopropanol and PhotoFlo, but I'm trying out the L'Art du Son concentrate tonight since a bottle came with my Loricraft. So far, so good. In fact, quite impressive!Chris 
New 'Vinyl Flat' flattener?
I got an e-mail from John Martindale to say the pouch is available and shipping, so I have ordered one. Since I am due in two weeks to acquire another two boxes (each box is ~ 100 LPs) of the record collection I am inheriting piecemeal, I kind of ... 
New 'Vinyl Flat' flattener?
Perfect result second time around! It's up next for a go on the turntable. 
New 'Vinyl Flat' flattener?
This disc had a short but profound deformation involving about 15 degrees of arc. It was about half gone after the first go. I repeated the treatment and it is cooling again now.Chris 
New 'Vinyl Flat' flattener?
First disc is in the (calibrated) oven now. I'll let you know in 80 minutes how it went.Chris 
New 'Vinyl Flat' flattener?
I'm in NS. I've got three discs ready to try it on - I'll let you know how it goes.Chris 
New 'Vinyl Flat' flattener?
One of these devices shipped in my direction today; the Decca London Reference rides so close to the vinyl surface that a bit of a warp can throw the cartridge halfway across the disk. Can't have that. 
What is Warmth?
Well, if we use subjective descriptions (and I think we must), we have to expect subjectivity in their definitions! You might find it helpful to consider warmth in the light of its opposites - all rather harsh terms like dry, detailed, clinical. I... 
How to change vacuum tubes on the VPI 16.5 ?
Steady the black metal hub it plugs into with one hand and withdraw the plastic tube with the other. It's quite easy as long as you pull in the direction of the tube's long axis - don't apply any sideways or lifting force. You need to take it off ... 
Best of the Gliders, or?
Until recently I used a Shure V15vMR, and I wanted to move up to an MC cartridge. I ordered a BM Glider from Elusive Disc, but they didn't have one in stock, and offered me a BM H2 Wood for $900 instead. This page shows the trade price as $800 so ... 
Phono stage for Benz Wood H2
I am using the AES PH1 DJH phonostage with a Benz Micro H2 Wood - noise is not an issue! Stopping listening so I can go to bed is!Chris 
Record-playing Rituals?
I use a VPI 16.5 and initial cleaning is with diluted solution from UHF concentrate (available from UHF magazine here) with the VPI supplied brush. This has sufficient detergent that no beading is seen. After vacuuming, a second wash with isopropa...