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About Joss

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    Junior Wammer
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  • Digital Source 1
    Raspi4 with Mo0de
  • DAC
    CA Dacmagic 100
  • Integrated Amp
    Rega IO
  • My Speakers
    Dali Oberon 1
  • Trade Status
    I am not in the Hi-Fi trade

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  1. Joss

    Overhang Question

    I measured 17mm from the spindle too the stylus tip and then used a protractor from there. I used a trick with a bit of automatic pencil lead to extend the horizontal line I seen online and it was a fair bit out. Ten minutes later and they were square at both points. I definitely notice an increase in quality of the sound now and hopefully it's not just a placebo affect. Vocals seem to sound far clearer than they did and more bass.
  2. Joss

    Overhang Question

    The turntable was 2nd hand so I never received a protractor. The stylus is only about 10hrs old so hopefully not too dirty. I use a fine brush for fluff going from the back to front.
  3. Joss

    Overhang Question

    Thanks @Lurch and @rabski for the help. Makes total sense now. No idea why my brain couldn't take it in beforehand.
  4. Joss

    Overhang Question

    Thanks for the reply and the offer. Unfortunately I'm at the other end of the country. So could I measure 17mm from the centre of the spindle too the tip of the stylus and then use a protractor from there? I have a good ortofon Stevenson protractor and digital scales, the problem for me seems to be roughly where I initially mount it in the headshell, since it has 1cm adjustment.
  5. Hi all, I'm quite new to vinyl but still find some of it baffling. I think I'm going to have to re-align my cartridge as I've never quite been happy with the sound of it. Can somebody explain overhand to me in simple terms. When I originally fitted a new cartridge I used the wear marks from the last cartridges ( different brand) mounting screws and used a protractor to set it from there. I've also seen the same cartridge on other arms where it seems to sit a lot further forward than mine. Surely the cartridge could line up perfectly at 2 points using a protractor wherever it's sitting in a headshell. There's probably 1cm play on the Rega headshell so a fair bit of adjustment, or does it not work like that.
  6. Some great looking set ups. For people with neighbours or who live in a flat, do you need to limit your volume most of the time? I live in a newbuild flat with neighbours above and below me. I don't have any at the sides as each flat is on a corner of the building. I have asked my neighbour below and he says he's never heard music from me, although I have heard music from the flat above me (albeit faintly). I feel that unless I'm ever lucky enough to own a detached property at some point then my investment in hifi and the system I end up with will always be limited in size. Not sure if that's the right way to look at it or not though.
  7. I'm new to vinyl so excuse my ignorance, but after music started getting recorded digitally rather than onto tapes is there any point in buying it on vinyl? Or is there still a vinyl sound to be heard.
  8. I'm new to vinyl so I'm still buying up albums Ive always liked. Today's purchase was Animals by pink Floyd. Really like the sound of it.
  9. Hi would this be much of a step up from the AT-VM95E. I was swithering about the microline version but this may suit me.
  10. Yeah I couldn't see anything special about it. There are other copies for £150 on eBay that seem the same. Strange
  11. Digging up an old post but what do you think of the quality on this album? Life on Mars vocals sounds terrible compared to the flac equivalent. Doesn't get very good reviews on discogs either. Wasn't sure if it was just my copy.
  12. I was having a look on eBay giving my eyes a treat, can anyone explain why this Beatles album is going for so much. You put the number into discogs and it's showing as nowhere near the eBay price. I must be missing something but even in the description nothing is standing out. Someone on the forums will know though. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/THE-BEATLES-YELLOW-SUBMARINE-2012-EU-PRESS-12-VINYL-RECORD-ALBUM-EX-EX-/373756409399?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=710-127635-2958-0
  13. Joss

    Vinyl Storage

    Im loving it thanks. Bought 2 or 3 albums at the weekend so enjoying listening to them. Not so much my sister's old vinyl, some of which are 40/50 year old. I really think they need a good clean, there's a lot of surface noise so I have been looking about at ways to deep clean them. The spincare looks interesting on Amazon.
  14. Joss

    Vinyl Storage

    Not sure if this is the right forum or not. Just wondering what people think about plastic outer sleeves for storing records in. If so is there a certain type or brand people prefer. With being new to vinyl I want to keep all the albums I buy in good condition.
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