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Old 09-17-23, 09:21 PM
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From the research I did a few years ago, laser turntables seemed neat but ultimately a gimmick that wasnít worth the extra effort required to get the best results; in particular, lasers need records to be in pristine condition, otherwise the dirt gets interpreted as sound, and unlike a standard stylus, a laser canít push dirt particles out of the way, so when a record already sounds bad, it sounds even worse with a laser.
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That makes a lot of sense. Maybe in the future AI will be able to distinguish dirt from sound. Iím sure it could do it for short disruptions. Iíve seen expensive outboard real-time click/pop suppressors that can do it.
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New Wolves in the Throne Room EP, on sexy milky blue vinyl




Kind of annoying though ... it's a 4 track, 21 min EP. I would have thought they'd just put all 4 songs on both sides, so you don't have to flip it. But no, it's got 2 on one side, 2 on the other. LAME.
I kind of get it, since the first 2 songs have a different vibe than the second 2, but I'm too lazy to flip an album after only 10 mins, so I don't know if I'll ever spin this one again, just stick with the mp3s. My fault, should have inspected this closer before I bought.
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100% agreed. Itís a killer album, but everything should have been on one side. Too bad they didnít release a full length album.
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To you folks with Ortofon Reds:

I just went to Amazon and they've got the Blue stylus for $159, normally $209. That's a great deal, but they were down to like 20 left, and I don't know if it's a Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal, I'd suggest jumping on it ASAP.
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So I've been trying the new Blue with Al Stewart's Year of the Cat, and yeah, wow, it does pick up a lot.

FYI, Year of the Cat is considered a "demonstration disc" at a lot of high-end hi-fi stores. Never much cared for the title track (the only one I've heard from the record), but found it in a dollar bin in remarkably good shape, and it does have excellent stereo separation. Various instruments come from different areas of the soundstage, all crisp and easily identifiable.

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