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test record.

Posted: 12 Jan 2019 23:17
by kaz1
Might be a silly Question But is it worth using a Test Record with having Mono Amps.

Re: test record.

Posted: 13 Jan 2019 00:21
by Jorlsafar
Yes, the test records are mostly relevant to cartridge set up.

Re: test record.

Posted: 13 Jan 2019 14:12
by KentT
And also for giving you a good general idea of overall performance.

Re: test record.

Posted: 13 Jan 2019 16:02
by tep392
Any recommendations for a particular record? I was thinking of getting Hi-Fi News test record.

Re: test record.

Posted: 13 Jan 2019 18:42
by kaz1
tep392 wrote:
13 Jan 2019 16:02
Any recommendations for a particular record? I was thinking of getting Hi-Fi News test record.
Thanks All for the replies, That's the one I had my eye on as well, If anyone has any Input on how good it is.

Re: test record.

Posted: 14 Jan 2019 11:09
by chiz
kaz1 wrote:
13 Jan 2019 18:42
tep392 wrote:
13 Jan 2019 16:02
Any recommendations for a particular record? I was thinking of getting Hi-Fi News test record.
Thanks All for the replies, That's the one I had my eye on as well, If anyone has any Input on how good it is.
The Hi-Fi News HFN 002 is a bit hit and miss. It depends which tests you want to use. The resonance tests are all over the place and the full range sweep is not linear at the highest frequencies.

This thread compares the Ortofon, Tacet and Analogue Productions test records and may be of interest:
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=97296

Re: test record.

Posted: 14 Jan 2019 14:33
by chiz
chiz wrote:
14 Jan 2019 11:09
The Hi-Fi News HFN 002 is a bit hit and miss. It depends which tests you want to use. The resonance tests are all over the place and the full range sweep is not linear at the highest frequencies.

This thread compares the Ortofon, Tacet and Analogue Productions test records and may be of interest:
viewtopic.php?f=19&t=97296
Apologies for earlier misinformation, the HFN 002 full range sweep seems OK - it's the white noise track that loses linearity above 18kHz.

The resonance tests were discussed here and my findings were similar:
https://forums.stevehoffman.tv/threads/ ... es.159661/

Re: test record.

Posted: 14 Jan 2019 15:54
by tep392
I'll take a look at those threads. I have an oscilloscope, so I'd prefer a record targeted as use with instruments.

Re: test record.

Posted: 14 Jan 2019 19:56
by kaz1
chiz, Ortofon seems ok then, I,ve got OM-10 & OM-20 on a Linear table, I Like the sound of ortofon.