Chic’s debut album is superb, as seen on the right. But what is the other album? Continue reading “The Chic power of marketing and racism”
As another experiment in accurately measuring my turntable speed I have been investigating these cheap and cheerful Laser Photo Tachometers.
These are available for less than a tenner on eBay, so I thought I would see how if fares for measuring the rotation speed of my Dual CS505 turntable. Continue reading “Turntable speed with laser tachometer”
The acquisition of a new test record from a charity shop prompted me to take another look at the speed on my Dual 505 turntable, which I thought was slightly slow.
I recon it’s about 75 miles. Of course, it depends how you measure it.
Last Sunday was particularly lucky for picking up audio stuff.
This was my haul of goodies. Three Cassette players, a minidisc, remote control and a portable record player. Continue reading “Good haul at the Boot Sale”
Few would disagree that setting the tracking pressure is an important part of configuring and adjusting a turntable for best performance. But what should you use to check the pressure and how do you chose what setting to use? Continue reading “Stylus Tracking Force Gauges”
I buy a lot of vinyl from charity shops and car boot sales. It often needs a good clean. Commercially available machines are good, but you don’t see much change from £500, so I built this.
If it was the 1970’s and you wanted to keep your record collection in tip top condition, then you needed one of these.
As seen on TV, it was the ideal gift for Christmas. Cordless electric. What could possibly go wrong. Continue reading “Ronco Record Vacuum record cleaning machine. A look inside”
This is just a really nice thing that I got from a charity shop
The tin has a great patina in keeping with it’s age. The contents are actually useful and mainly items that I would buy separately anyway . Continue reading “HMV Record & Tape Care Kit”
The reason we call our records “albums” goes back a long time to the early days of records. This fine example of Gilbert and Sullivan “the Gondoliers” illustrates why.