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Samples from USB Turntables: Audio-Technica AT-LP2D-USB
Knowzy
post Feb 18 2009, 08:22
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Turntable Details
Audio-Technica AT-LP2D-USB
Street Price: $100 (US)
AT3600L Moving Magnet Cartridge
Belt Drive
Fully Automatic
Wow and Flutter: <0.25% (WRMS)
S/N: 50dB unweighted
Platter: Aluminum
Tracking force: 4.54g (Measured personally)
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The Sample Clips
For background on the clips, see the "Preparation" thread.

All samples are FLAC and under 30 seconds.
Music
  • CD LP Peg, Steely Dan, Aja
  • CD LP On the Run, Pink Floyd, Dark Side of the Moon
  • CD LP Dare, Gorillaz, Demon Days
  • CD LP Dum Diddly, The Black Eyed Peas, Monkey Business
  • CD LP Rhiannon, Fleetwood Mac, Self-titled Album (Dusty, scratched and skipping album)

Test Tracks


I eagerly await your opinions and analysis on the samples.


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post Feb 20 2009, 05:27
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QUOTE (Axon @ Feb 18 2009, 10:34) *
Magic Eraser is a sponge, not a marker - it's going to be in the cleaning aisle.

Got ya.

You can tell how much cleaning I do around the house. When I brought a couple boxes home, the wife tells me we already have a bunch of boxes in the garage! laugh.gif


QUOTE (krabapple @ Feb 19 2009, 07:59) *
Vinylphiles IME commonly recommend a thorough vacuum/clean of even brand-new LPs.

I seem to have misplaced the LP attachment to my vacuum cleaner. smile.gif

Seriously, though, I looked around at acquiring vacuum system. I'm not a handy person, so the DIY route is not a viable option. Buying an assembled system means forgoing another USB turntable or two.

I did pick up the old, reliable Discwasher system, though. I'll clean the test LP, ME the stylus and then post another sample of the silent groove.





QUOTE (Axon @ Feb 19 2009, 08:49) *
New pics up for Pink Floyd and Steely Dan samples, check the upload thread for the images and details....

The graphs look great. Thanks for that.


QUOTE (Axon @ Feb 19 2009, 08:49) *
It's hard to derive any more from these plots without probably equivalent masters and/or the test record sweeps.

I'm working on test record samples after this post.

That brings up a good question: Which specific tracks make for the best samples? You can read the track list and details for Ultimate and Hi-Fi News are online.

Here's what I'm considering:
Ultimate
  • Side A, Track 1: 1kHz tone (Done)
  • Side A, Track 10: Wow & Flutter test Signal
  • Side B, Track 1: Anti-skating Test, 315Hz sweep to +12dB
  • Side B, Track 4: 1kHz vertical, out-of-phase signal
  • Side B, Track 5: 1kHz to 10Hz sweep at -20dB, vertical
  • Side B, Track 6: Silent groove (will re-do after cleaning)

Hi-Fi News

  • Side B, Track 7: 20Hz to 20,000Hz sweep

Will that do it or are there any other important tracks? Are there any I shouldn't bother with?
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- Knowzy   Samples from USB Turntables: Audio-Technica AT-LP2D-USB   Feb 18 2009, 08:22
- - donnie   The 1 kHz test sample and Dum Diddly (LP) don...   Feb 18 2009, 10:32
- - Axon   Also the links for the Gorillaz and Black Eyed Pea...   Feb 18 2009, 16:34
- - Axon   Hey: I looked at one of your close-up pics and tha...   Feb 18 2009, 16:47
|- - krabapple   QUOTE (Axon @ Feb 18 2009, 10:47) Hey: I ...   Feb 18 2009, 18:29
|- - tiptoe   QUOTE (Axon @ Feb 18 2009, 11:47) Hey: I ...   May 15 2009, 16:54
- - Axon   Bad news, krab... they're already level-matche...   Feb 18 2009, 19:12
|- - krabapple   QUOTE (Axon @ Feb 18 2009, 13:12) Bad new...   Feb 19 2009, 16:49
|- - Axon   QUOTE (krabapple @ Feb 19 2009, 09:49) ED...   Feb 19 2009, 20:37
- - Knowzy   QUOTE (donnie @ Feb 18 2009, 01:32) The 1...   Feb 18 2009, 19:28
|- - krabapple   QUOTE (Knowzy @ Feb 18 2009, 13:28) That ...   Feb 19 2009, 16:59
|- - Axon   QUOTE (krabapple @ Feb 19 2009, 09:59) QU...   Feb 19 2009, 17:54
- - Axon   I only own Aja on LP, not CD. On The Run is a bett...   Feb 18 2009, 19:34
- - Axon   New pics up for Pink Floyd and Steely Dan samples,...   Feb 19 2009, 17:49
- - Axon   I'd also like to point out that even though an...   Feb 19 2009, 20:36
- - Knowzy   QUOTE (Axon @ Feb 18 2009, 10:34) Magic E...   Feb 20 2009, 05:27
|- - Axon   QUOTE (Knowzy @ Feb 19 2009, 22:27) I did...   Feb 20 2009, 05:53
- - Knowzy   QUOTE (Axon @ Feb 19 2009, 20:53) QUOTE (...   Feb 20 2009, 06:28
- - Axon   Don't deal with the server - put up a tracker ...   Feb 20 2009, 08:36
- - Knowzy   The Ultimate Test LP FLACs are up. See the origina...   Feb 20 2009, 21:34
- - Axon   Yeah that was a sucky mastering decision with HFNR...   Feb 20 2009, 21:57
- - Knowzy   I ran the Wow & Flutter test tone through Spec...   Feb 21 2009, 02:14
- - Axon   Those are pretty, but they're not remotely res...   Feb 21 2009, 23:58
- - Knowzy   The Hi-Fi News FLACs are up. QUOTE (Axon @ F...   Feb 22 2009, 04:30
- - Knowzy   The last sample is up: Fleetwood Mac's Rhianno...   Feb 23 2009, 00:34
- - Knowzy   I told you the LP was dusty... After Playing E...   Feb 23 2009, 01:06
- - Axon   Fun times. I told you to get a carbon brush That...   Feb 23 2009, 01:10
- - Knowzy   QUOTE (Axon @ Feb 22 2009, 16:10) That...   Feb 23 2009, 07:29
- - Axon   Just a status update - I got most of the demodulat...   Feb 26 2009, 01:22
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (Axon @ Feb 25 2009, 19:22) Just a ...   Feb 26 2009, 14:18
- - Axon   Thanks for the cheerleading. Demodulating AM is tr...   Feb 26 2009, 21:29
|- - Knowzy   QUOTE (Axon @ Feb 26 2009, 12:29) Thanks ...   Feb 27 2009, 06:54
|- - Arnold B. Krueger   QUOTE (Axon @ Feb 26 2009, 15:29) Thanks ...   Feb 27 2009, 14:15
- - Axon   Post is up: http://www.hydrogenaudio.org/forums/i...   Feb 28 2009, 14:29
- - Knowzy   Strange- I didn't get a reply notification whe...   Jun 9 2009, 23:07


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