I’ve been looking deeeeply into how record cartridges are designed and was basically - like that is some fucked up shit, just why? fuck them and their fucked shit.
I ended up corresponding with a lead engineer at DS audio who makes an optical assembly coupled with a super light weight mechanical pickup. It solves a lot self inflicted problems with cartridges and record playback in general. The good news is he will eventually also produce a 78rpm compatible version but its a few years out.
So long story short, here is a transfer of a richter melodya rach prelude from a record that hadn’t even been cleaned!!!
I just took down rumble and declicked at 1.0 for some pops in rx7 and nothing else. I haven’t even used the microscope to align it yet.
I’ll clean this record and maybe post more if I have time.
Why do enjoy spending your time on this?
Its fascinating! Also slightly cheaper than drugs.
Better than buying call options, gaining 1000% and then going to zero
Do it all over again!
Here what this sounds like with cleaning up. Is Cziff Lezzbo etude that was pure rape before even with lots of work.
Hahaha in 20 yrz da FATMOFO gonna pay $5 million fo a SpaceX ticket juz to get dat perfect 78rpm zpin in zero gravity
… hehe knowing its already available in a flawless CD transfer tru!
And get rewarded with $50,000 worth of CGI/VR while SPACE SEX pockets da rest, as the earth IS flat, and “space” is a myth
What you guys think of this Ho Scarlatti post cleaning?
I think if I get good enough LPs I can get some insane sound quality out now…
this is awesome man thanks for posting the recs
Daim, dis sheeyat soundz fiiiiine!
What’s the magic cartridge (or is it a secret )?
I got a DSE1 it comes with the phono but it was a huge splurge for my meager self. I LOVE it.