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Old 09-29-2007, 08:24 PM   #21
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I was wondering when someone was going to mention the old RIAA compensation. Old preamps used to have special networks built in to reproduce the opposite of the recording curve.

A little about the RIAA curve.

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Old 09-29-2007, 08:42 PM   #22
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RIAA, pre-amps, phono pre-amps, rca's, etc...

WOW! Now my head hurts. I know what I bought at Radio Shack was not a phono pre-amp. And my receiver's not going to have it because that's less than five years old. So I'll probably have to go get the Costco kit. But it would be worth the $100 bucks to me.
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Old 09-29-2007, 08:44 PM   #23
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a radio shack PHONO preamp is $30 - ERD50
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Old 09-30-2007, 12:09 PM   #24
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nad has a great phono preamp for around 150.00. been into hi end audio for decades and the little nad is right up at the top for the price. model pp2
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Old 10-01-2007, 06:31 PM   #26
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2 questions for my sempai:

how do you clean your records before playing them?

Is there anything that can be done for a skip in a track? I have one song on an otherwise perfect album that skips in the same spot every time. How does a blowdryer, fine sewing needle and a magnifying glass sound?
a disc washer brush and a mix of isopropal alcohol and distalled water in a 5:1 mix of water to alcohol. dont do it to ofton as the alcohal can leach the plastizers out of the records theoretically. i have been using this for over 30 years and my records still sound like new.
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Old 10-02-2007, 09:44 AM   #27
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a disc washer brush and a mix of isopropal alcohol and distalled water in a 5:1 mix of water to alcohol.
Thanks! That's what I used to use in the 70's but didn't know if something else had come along. Unfortunately can't find the old brush, so I'll need to go shopping.
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Just started using Audiograbber for recording from Pandora.com. It does a great job of automatically splitting the music into separate tracks based on the silence between tracks. It's free.
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