Wednesday, April 18, 2018

What is WRONG with my SYSTEM!! There's so much STATIC!!!

Zerostat at True Audiophile
We get this kind of static all the time. Especially in the winter months when its typical for a TT to generate static in dry heated air.

That 'slurp' you hear when you turn over your record is not good. It'll swamp the stylus and eventully your entire table.

Aside from getting a humidifier (which we strongly recommend for stereo rooms in the winter) there's still only one device that removes static. I guess that's why they call things classics.

Zerostat is the way to go. Its been the way to go. So give up. Get one. Then go back to happy listening.


Monday, April 9, 2018

Little Onzow. No Dust. Just Big Recommendation

ZeroDust. 2018 Stereophile Recommended

We love this little stylus cleaner, our customers love this little stylus cleaner, Now Stereophile 2018 Recommends it.

Onzow Zero Dust stylus cleaner: $39.99 ★

"A circular mound of semi-gelatinous goop in a box, onto which you gently lower your stylus," said MF. Use is simple: "After a few seconds, you lift the stylus, and it's as clean and residue-free as the proverbial whistle....Upside: no potentially dangerous brushing, and no fluids. 

Downside: if you like to leave your platter spinning, you'll have to stop it each time, or find another steady surface upon which to perform the operation." (What they’re saying is just keep a finger on your platter so it doesn’t move while cleaning. Ridiculously simple)


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Ikeda Mono Cartridge. 2018 Recommended

Stereophile 2018 Recommended Components Recommends the Ikeda Sound Labs Mono Cartridge:

Ikeda Sound Labs 9mono MC: $4400

Said by Ikeda to have been developed from the ground up as a mono rather than a stereo cartridge, the 9mono nonetheless incorporates two coils—both oriented vertically, to respond only to horizontal groove modulations—in an effort to prevent hum problems when used with stereo electronics. 

The 9mono has a double-wall duralumin cantilever, an elliptical stylus, an aluminum body, and a rather low (2 ohms) impedance; output is also low (0.22mV), as is compliance—although the recommended tracking force is a moderate 1.8gm. 

The 9mono impressed MF with its "smooth, burnished overall sound" and transient performance that was "on the smooth and polite side," though he also noted its "impressive transparency" and "especially fine rendering of stage depth." (Vol.39 No.6)


Saturday, April 7, 2018

Small but Mighty

AudioQuest Anti-Static Record Brush
We needed to properly take care of our TT customers. Everyone needs a brush. Naturally, we went through all of them before selecting the AudioQuest. Just the best of the bunch.

Pick one up.