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Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-04-2015, 06:02 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 533
Posted By jaddie
I barely have one clean room now....

I barely have one clean room now....
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-04-2015, 05:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 414
Posted By jaddie
I understand the budget problem, however, I have...

I understand the budget problem, however, I have a very strong suspicion your stylus is damaged. Increasing tracking force had no effect, and you have severe distortion. That simply wouldn't be the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-03-2015, 04:38 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 414
Posted By jaddie
Try a brand new stylus (given your symptoms, this...

Try a brand new stylus (given your symptoms, this is important), get your geometry right, stylus force right, anti skating close, get fresh unplayed vinyl (also very important), and see what you have.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-03-2015, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 132
Posted By jaddie
Ask about the professionals background and get...

Ask about the professionals background and get references. A "pro" that isn't won't stay in business long because the service calls will crush him, and the negative references will prevent growth....
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-02-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 132
Posted By jaddie
Ok, hate to explain a joke, but perhaps it was...

Ok, hate to explain a joke, but perhaps it was just a bad one. I'm own a custom install company, hoping for your business, but only if you're in my area. Since neither of us have our location in...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-02-2015, 08:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 47
Posted By jaddie
HDMI splitters do not, of themselves, degrade...

HDMI splitters do not, of themselves, degrade audio or video quality.

The basic rules about HDMI splitters is, they work just fine, but the audio and video quality to both HDMI destinations will...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   07-02-2015, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 132
Posted By jaddie
"Always hire a local company to do your...

"Always hire a local company to do your installation!", he said, hoping he's local to the OP....
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-02-2015, 08:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 533
Posted By jaddie
Ah! I finally got what is meant by "Pre-play...

Ah! I finally got what is meant by "Pre-play cleaning"! It's a cosmetic cleaning of the land between the grooves so the record looks pretty when you play it, but it has no sonic beneifit! Got it! ...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-02-2015, 08:25 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 533
Posted By jaddie
Perhaps you need to read this: ...

Perhaps you need to read this:

http://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/a-very-long-primer-on-record-cleaning-fluids.58986/

Excerpt:
3. An RCF must be able to “dissolve” contaminants on contact....
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-02-2015, 07:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 533
Posted By jaddie
Cleaning, washing, regardless....A 1000:1...

Cleaning, washing, regardless....A 1000:1 dilution of alcohol in water works the same in this application as 100% water.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   07-02-2015, 12:37 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 533
Posted By jaddie
I absolutely do understand washing vs cleaning,...

I absolutely do understand washing vs cleaning, having done both. I really don't need that lecture. And I don't have a problem with adding drop or two of alcohol to distilled water other than the...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-30-2015, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 66
Posted By jaddie
Oh, BTW, if I didn't have some means of measuring...

Oh, BTW, if I didn't have some means of measuring THD when I was rolling and biasing, I'd probably just hang up my diddle stick (that's a colloquialism for the tool used to adjust electronic things).
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-30-2015, 11:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 66
Posted By jaddie
6CA7 and EL34...same tube, different name. IIRC,...

6CA7 and EL34...same tube, different name. IIRC, 6CA7 is the American EL34. No difference in basic design, but the same tube from different manufacturers is likely to be pretty significantly...
Forum: Receivers, Amps, and Processors   06-30-2015, 10:08 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 2,024
Posted By jaddie
Yeah, I'm out. So long, and thanks for all...

Yeah, I'm out.

So long, and thanks for all the fish.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-30-2015, 08:34 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 3,549
Posted By jaddie
I make custom cables for my sub installations. ...

I make custom cables for my sub installations. RG6 or RG59, snap-seal RCA connectors (the right ones for the wire size of course), the resulting quality beats everything, never had one fail, and the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-30-2015, 08:13 AM
Replies: 718
Views: 14,535
Posted By jaddie
Here's how I look at it, having had the...

Here's how I look at it, having had the experience to test this. Vinyl and a CD made from exactly the same master sound the same but for vinyl having more noise and slightly higher distortion IF...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-30-2015, 12:22 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 533
Posted By jaddie
I was asking about your dilution ratio, which you...

I was asking about your dilution ratio, which you gave me as 1000:1, water to alcohol. Just enough to make you feel good about using it, but have no actual effect.

Whatever.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-29-2015, 08:34 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 14,535
Posted By jaddie
The out of context quote is a bit misleading. ...

The out of context quote is a bit misleading. Did you read the circumstances under which the LP would sound better than the CD?

Then there's this rather telling excerpt, same post, same guy,...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-29-2015, 06:27 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 533
Posted By jaddie
How much distilled water gets those couple of...

How much distilled water gets those couple of drops?
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-29-2015, 11:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 533
Posted By jaddie
Yes, but his formula was a "drop or two" of...

Yes, but his formula was a "drop or two" of alcohol. The common recipes are from 4:1 to 1:1, which would actually do something. Adding a drop or two is just basically water.
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-29-2015, 10:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 120
Posted By jaddie
A single completed eBay sale is a less than...

A single completed eBay sale is a less than reliable method of evaluation because all it means is two people were willing to fight over it. One guy over-paid. Watch for other auctions, see if...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-29-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 193
Views: 3,549
Posted By jaddie
It exists at audio frequencies too, but has no...

It exists at audio frequencies too, but has no impact what so ever because with smaller gauge wire the change is very slight because there's so little "skin", and in large wires (like 12ga) the...
Forum: 2-Channel Audio   06-29-2015, 10:28 AM
Replies: 718
Views: 14,535
Posted By jaddie
Well, it's at least been tried, not sure if it...

Well, it's at least been tried, not sure if it worked...but they weren't very popular, so probably not.
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-29-2015, 07:55 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 42
Posted By jaddie
No replies to this? Here's why: You're...

No replies to this? Here's why:

You're asking for a total system revamp with a budget barely adequate for speakers alone. You don't like the HTiB, but you want to get rid of the big speakers. ...
Forum: Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat   06-29-2015, 07:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 206
Posted By jaddie
Take that $500, put it in the bank, and keep...

Take that $500, put it in the bank, and keep adding to it for a few months until you double it, then look for something like this:
http://www.definitivetech.com/products/solocinemastudio

You'll...
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