Yearly Archives: 2014

Cartridge Woes (Or, why an Ortofon 2M Black should be thrown under a bus)

Earlier this year I had posted some impressions of the Ortofon 2M Black. I was a bit more enthusiastic about the cartridge back then, than I am now.  Whoa, is that an understatement. In fact, I now want to throw … Continue reading

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Super Freak Thursday

“Super Freak” by Rick James. In its full version, as it was meant to be heard. http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=iEHvaMdCzmQ

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Trackability Test Records?

I know my opinion may be unpopular, but I have found it has merit. When setting up a cartridge, I often turn to my Shure Audio Obstacle Course LP to help with the setup.  It has a helpful track for … Continue reading

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Lost Classic — Ira Stein & Russel Walder: Elements

For a brief while in the 1980s, I was sampling some of the Windham Hill recordings.  I admit that some of what I’d heard wasn’t all that exciting to me (some of it could be too “new-agey” or precious), but … Continue reading

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Quick cartridge pin tip

Here is a quick tip.  Have you ever broken a wire trying to take the clips off of the back of your cartridge?  Read on First of all, you should never be pulling on the wires.  Ever.  Given how thin … Continue reading

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