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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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Axon
post Feb 18 2009, 16:47
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Hey: I looked at one of your close-up pics and that reminded me. While you're at it, could you also be sure to clean the stylus with a Magic Eraser before each play, if you can? Just lightly press the Eraser to the stylus in an up/down motion to get all the gunk off. It's the cleaning method du jour nowadays and it's pretty cheap. It really can improve some of the results.

If you don't have a ME then a useful alternative is a Q-Tip soaked in rubbing alcohol, but you have to be sure not to get the cantilever too wet as it can wick up to the suspension, and some stylus adhesives do not like getting wet (but that's usually a problem with the high-end carts more than the entry-level ones).
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post May 15 2009, 16:54
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QUOTE (Axon @ Feb 18 2009, 11:47) *
Hey: I looked at one of your close-up pics and that reminded me. While you're at it, could you also be sure to clean the stylus with a Magic Eraser before


I always wonder what's in the magic erasers that makes them clean well. I'd be kind of nervous about using one on a stylus for that reason. With my luck, the cantilever would rot away or something.

I recently picked up a refurbed AT-LP2D-USB and it works quite well. (I was unable to get the included Cakewalk Pyro to work, but Audacity works fine so I don't care about Cakewalk.)

I've still got an old carbon anti-static brush, so I'm all set to transfer some of those old LPs to CD.

It's nice when a product does what it's supposed to and doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
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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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