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The Ultimate Analogue Test Lp ... ?

Postby Alec124c41 » 16 Jun 2011 10:39

I bought The Ultimate Analogue test LP, new, so I could use a couple of neat apps on my iPhone to check my systems. (Another VE member posted about the apps.)
Would you believe... the record is pressed off center!
Side 1, with the sine waves at precise frequencies, including one band at 3150 Hz to check wow and flutter, is off enough that the arm visibly moves side to side, and the readings vary regularly to match.
FWIW the OM30 on the JVC QL Y66F produces nice sine waves.

Cheers,
Alec
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Postby DavidMiller » 16 Jun 2011 15:23

This one?

http://www.amazon.com/Ultimate-Analogue ... 334&sr=8-1

and here:

http://store.acousticsounds.com/index.c ... e_id=35532

Since you have a good sense of humor Alec, please chime in.
Do you think the LP that you got is good promotion for the manufacturer of that LP?

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Re: The Ultimate Analogue Test Lp ... ?

Postby flavio81 » 16 Jun 2011 18:59

Alec124c41 wrote:I bought The Ultimate Analogue test LP, new, so I could use a couple of neat apps on my iPhone to check my systems. (Another VE member posted about the apps.)
Would you believe... the record is pressed off center!
Side 1, with the sine waves at precise frequencies, including one band at 3150 Hz to check wow and flutter, is off enough that the arm visibly moves side to side, and the readings vary regularly to match.
FWIW the OM30 on the JVC QL Y66F produces nice sine waves.


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Postby flavio81 » 16 Jun 2011 19:10

But i want one of those LPs...
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Postby MonkeyBoy » 16 Jun 2011 19:39

That's really funny. Of all the times for an off center pressing to exist this is a worst case scenario of the first order! :lol: Are you going to keep it? If nothing else the novelty is is undeniable, as well as ironic.
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Postby flavio81 » 17 Jun 2011 01:23

Alec, you should write them back... I bet they will give you a new LP, one that is spot-on-center.

If they have a sense of humor they will just have a laugh about it. Quality control isn't always perfect.
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Postby PCMHiFi » 17 Jun 2011 05:34

Love the irony!

Next thing you know they'll be marketing cleaners made from dirt.
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Re: The Ultimate Analogue Test Lp ... ?

Postby Blue Angel » 17 Jun 2011 22:35

Alec124c41 wrote:I bought The Ultimate Analogue test LP, new, so I could use a couple of neat apps on my iPhone to check my systems. (Another VE member posted about the apps.)
Would you believe... the record is pressed off center!
Side 1, with the sine waves at precise frequencies, including one band at 3150 Hz to check wow and flutter, is off enough that the arm visibly moves side to side, and the readings vary regularly to match.
FWIW the OM30 on the JVC QL Y66F produces nice sine waves.

Cheers,
Alec


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Hey, Alec

I have a plan to correct the situation. Place the record on the Micro Seiki's platter and watch carefully when the eccentric comes around. Then, give the spindle a hefty whack with a ball pein hammer in the opposite direction to the off centre direction.

If you were close by, I would have been glad to help you out by setting up a finger clock on a magnetic stand with the clock's finger touching the record edge, showing the exact amount of deflection from true centre. Then, I have another tool which determines whacking force. All old hat and a piece of cake if ya know what I mean.

Glad to have come to your assistance to sort this minor little problem.

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