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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #60 on: August 28, 2014, 03:45:23 PM »
who is Altie?

urghm, that would be me  :EGrin:


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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #61 on: August 28, 2014, 03:49:00 PM »
urghm, that would be me  :EGrin:

I get the feeling I should come by your place sometime soon. SWAMBO is going out of town in a couple of weeks...
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Offline stevanbuxt

Re: Starter kit
« Reply #62 on: August 29, 2014, 04:06:28 PM »
I get the feeling I should come by your place sometime soon. SWAMBO is going out of town in a couple of weeks...

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Offline WAP

Re: Starter kit
« Reply #63 on: September 01, 2014, 02:45:11 PM »
Thanks to hi-phibian. I received my elemental and tiny toad this morning.
Now just waiting for my vinyls to arrive.


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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #64 on: September 01, 2014, 08:11:07 PM »
Thanks to hi-phibian. I received my elemental and tiny toad this morning.
Now just waiting for my vinyls to arrive.
I trust you also purchased vinyl cleaning equipment at the same time.Even for new vinyl it is a must.
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« Reply #65 on: September 02, 2014, 07:47:26 AM »
I trust you also purchased vinyl cleaning equipment at the same time.Even for new vinyl it is a must.

Yes i got a carbon brush with. Would that be sufficient or do i need more stuff ?

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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #66 on: September 02, 2014, 07:56:49 AM »
Yes i got a carbon brush with. Would that be sufficient or do i need more stuff ?
Speak to Hi-Phibian.I would have bought the cleaning fluid with microfiber cloth as well.Not expensive.Otherwise read the forum and mix your own.However the Phib's fluid is also anti-static which helps.The Elemental's quality of sound even surprised me.
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« Reply #67 on: September 02, 2014, 08:37:18 AM »
Will chat to him about the fluid.

Ja it sucks i ordered my vinyls from kalahari last week so still waiting. Everything is hooked up but nothing to ply. :headbanger:

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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #68 on: September 03, 2014, 07:57:18 AM »
Don't use fluid on new vinyl without vacuum unless you follow with a serious rinse routine. Even then I have reservations.
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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #69 on: September 08, 2014, 04:08:15 PM »
Don't use fluid on new vinyl without vacuum unless you follow with a serious rinse routine. Even then I have reservations.

What the best for new vinyl then? I find some if it looks dirty and has surface noise. What's the rinse regime assuming one has a RCM?

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« Reply #70 on: September 08, 2014, 05:56:01 PM »
Vacuum = RCM
No vacuum/RCM, beware of fluid on LPs that are not obviously filthy.

Rinse in distilled water. How many LPs can be rinsed before you would consider the water contaminated?
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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #71 on: September 08, 2014, 07:58:51 PM »
Vacuum = RCM
No vacuum/RCM, beware of fluid on LPs that are not obviously filthy.

Rinse in distilled water. How many LPs can be rinsed before you would consider the water contaminated?

Are you staying clean on  vacuum RCM with fluid.. then re-rinise on  vacuumRCM using distilled water.. all down with a vacuum? AOK for new records?

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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #72 on: September 08, 2014, 08:12:48 PM »
With RCM squirt cleaner on album.Brush or use cloth to spread evenly cleaning where possible.Turn album over and vacuum while repeating B side.Vacuum B side and bingo.If that does not work album is no good,Take time to do a proper job.
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« Reply #73 on: September 08, 2014, 08:17:50 PM »
With an RCM you can clean any record you like.

In the case of no RCM and relatively clean records (for eg new ones) without rinse or vacuum cycle, you are likely to move some of the dirt in to harder to reach places.
Loosing possibly as much as you gain. When a record is visibly filthy, the pros easily outweigh the cons without rinse or vacuum.
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Re: Starter kit
« Reply #74 on: October 08, 2014, 01:08:23 PM »
my new starter tt, Yamaha YP-211, needs some love from the tt whisperer, Atly will try to come drop her off this weekend