Do you do digital correction? Filtering?
What do you think about playing wet? I recall to hear that it may damage the records permanently but increase the quality while playing. Is it true?
Harsh.mpc is completely worn out. I experienced this kind of sound in various situations
1 thing to add: dust.mpc has a loud LF tone/noise throughout, especially at the start.
There is probably too little audio to judge, but your cartridge does sound rather bright. However, there are also cartridge/lead/amplifier interactions that can change the frequency response, so it might not be "just" the cartridge, especially if you've changed the leads for some reason. Whatever - don't be affraid to turn the tone control down or adjust the EQ if it persistently sounds wrong. Despite the purist claims, there's nothing wrong with using EQ to correct for poor equipment or recordings - it's using it to match poor taste that causes a problem. Of course, it's better to avoid poor equipment, records, and EQ - but sometimes you have no choice.
Good.mpc sounds technically perfect, though I don't like the sound of the cartridge very much.Dust.mpc is correct too.
Bass was probably set to +0db, midrange was set to +2db and treble was probably set to about +8db on the PM325
The Sansui cost <10% of the price (I guess), yet gave ~75% of the quality
You've probably said (and I've probably asked) before, but what equipment to you use Pio?
The tone settings on the ampli should not affect the tape output that you must have used to record the records.
Regardless of EQ being used, the "good" sample sounds pretty good. It's a bit bright and thin sounding, but decent. Since you don't know what cartridge you have how was the tracking force set? As for the hum issue, it is a known problem with some high-output MM cartridges. As the cartridge moves closer to the motor assembly it picks up the 60/50Hz electrical hum. Typically there is no fix for this other than to get a cartridge that has been tested and is known to reject the signal or somehow shield the motor assembly. Regarding wet playback and other things, here is a page that you may find interesting: (I guess the site's now down, so it's Google Archived only)
Regarding wet playback and other things, here is a page that you may find interesting: (I guess the site's now down, so it's Google Archived only)How to Clean
Playing records 'wet'.a) DON'T! - during playback the stylus and groove does in fact heat up a bit, and this is essential for the vinyl to be able to flex when the stylus can't really follow the groove. IF you cool the pickup by using the Lencoclean wet play back device, then mistracking (it always happens, cutting heads always can and will cut more than any pickup can track on playback) will lead to a chipping type damage of the groove wall that is irreversible instead of the usual recoverable bending.
Soon you will understand completely why CD's are far better. B)
I start with products from www.lastfactory.com (some good info there on vinyl deterioration), Then create wave files using the following: Denon table model#DP-47F a bit old but sounds great with a Ortofon OM-40 Cartridge. I run the sound through a Audigy 1 with no Creative software installed just drivers. I then use a program called DCART32 from www.enhancedaudio.com.I use a bit of transient noise filtering if needed but minimal. The final product is burned using Feurio! software on Fugi Media(TY's).The results are outstanding!
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