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mickbald last won the day on September 21 2016

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About mickbald

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  • Birthday 14/09/1953

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  • Turn Table
    Linn LP12
  • Tone Arm & Cartridge
    Ittok/Cadenza Black
  • SUT / Phono Stage
    Roksan Reference
  • Digital Source 1
    Cyrus Streamline2
  • Digital Source 2
    Cyrus CDXT Sig/ PC
  • DAC
    Cyrus XP Signature
  • Integrated Amp
    Cyrus Streamline2
  • Pre-Amp
    Cyrus XP Signature
  • Power Amp/s
    Cyrus 200 Signatures
  • My Speakers
    ATC SCM40
  • Headphones
    B&W P5
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. I've had a Velvet Vortex from @Spider from day one and am delighted with it. No damage to records as far as I can see. Remember Industrial machines and solutions are are nothing like what we are using in terms or power and intensity and you clean a record once and then put it in a new anti static inner sleeve. If you are careful you never need to clean it again, or your stylus.
  2. Correct decision made. I planned to decide on Saturday night and was veering towards attending as I was on the record cleaning team for @Lurch but planned to limit the rooms visited to a minimum, mostly people I know well. Look forward to the rescheduled slot.
  3. Check out the Apple Music Stello U3. I've used one for years and have been chuffed. Async too. Cheap on eBay now.
  4. Any thoughts on how many records will be cleaned at a time and for how long? @Spider would need to provide the necessary spacers, and perhaps an extra bar to have the next load ready to go on if it gets busy. Last time I was involved in the Charity was as the nomadic ticket seller for crimsondonkey (Wayne, still a good mate) so glad to help again.
  5. Seems a good bunch of volunteers now. Maybe double up as required?
  6. I clean mine at a setting of 35 degrees. The cleaning action bumps that up so when it reaches 35 I turn the setting down, and it tends to settle between 36 and 40 - no problem at this level. @Lurch More of a problem is the noise - will the cleaning room be well away from any music room - 1 machine is loud, 4 machines running will be horrendous.
  7. Please tell me this isn't serious.
  8. Make sure you let them know you have a relatively new motor fitted as that should increase the value. I had a new motor fitted to my '82 LP12 with Lingo 3 and the difference was very noticeable. I then had the Lingo 4 fitted and the improvement was again noticeable so I often wonder just how much more improvement I would have noticed if I had gone from the old motor straight to the Lingo 4.
  9. I'll do an hour. I've got a Moth and one of Tim's VV's myself so should be capable under supervision. Put me down for midday as I have a fair bit of travel to get there. 90% sure I will be going.
  10. Ha ha, get him on AA and he can get a new arsehole ripped
  11. PM me for names if the helps
  12. you'll find a lot of us on the Audio Abattoir. Don't expect any hifi stuff just banter. Sodders and James are there with different names.
  13. Contact @Spider about his Ultrasonic Velvet Vortex. I've had one a while - highly recommended.
  14. I had a similar problem with LP12 Ittok. The problem turned out to be RF interference from the Powerline I use to extend the Ethernet. Now I just switch off every powerline conection in the house and live the hassle. It works fine then.
  15. Serge has one , and a spare I seem to remember. I had a pair after working at Ferrograph but gave them away years ago. They are great but at this age would need to be re-calibrated. Maybe a more up to date solution would be better. Try Audio Abattoir, a few tape fans over there.