Hanuman wrote: I have dozens of my older records that were transported to here (Bangkok) from Melbourne that exhibit the exact symptoms described - a dulling of the surface and noisy playback. Most of them haven't been played since transportation and they were never that way in Australia. The vast majority of that older collection have the PVC outer covers that were very typical of Aussie record packaging.
Hi Hanuman, very interesting. All records were stored. Most in pvc sleeves. Most show the problem. But, that's not quite enough to say the cause is related to pvc sleeves. Only if the set of records that show the problem is the same as those stored in pvc sleeves, and vica versa, can that be said. And then, only if there's enough records in each set to be valid.
Hanuman, about how many records in each set ? PVC/problem, PVC/no problem, no PVC/problem, no pvc/no problem ?