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In Reply to: RE: As stated posted by Chris O on April 30, 2012 at 18:57:31:
older than you and started collecting vinyl in the late 60's. The fascinating thing about degaussing LP's, for which I have yet to understand, is that degaussing actually lowers the level of the pops and ticks resulting from surface damage. You can take a very scratchy sounding disc, where the surface noise is so great the music is barely audible and actually hear the music (the scratches are still presence, just lower in volume). It is the weirdest damn thing.
I demonstrated this effect to a local radio DJ who collects bootleg Jazz stuff and he was stunned at the difference, especially since the station had desktop degaussers for their cassettes.
I got into the degaussing thing for tapes, and always had a hand held Geneva degausser, so it was a simple thing to run the degausser over the LP while still in the jacket. Perhaps it helps to lower static, too, but I notice the difference in sound: better dynamics and clarity.
The Genevas are relatively more expensive about $75 to a $100, and one model is more powerful at 2800 gauss. I can't tell the difference between the lower powered version. I also find them in garage sales as bulk tape erasers, should you care to experiment.
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Topic - Degaussing vinyl: Anyone make a wire loop type of homemade degausser for thier Lps? - Elizabeth 04:38:58 04/26/12 (29)
- Much bigger bang for your buck to get rid of the electrostatic buildup on the LP - Chris O 08:39:14 04/30/12 (18)
- Maybe yes, maybe no - geoffkait 10:49:18 04/30/12 (17)
- " lowered from 620~630 nT to 572~582 nT" - Chris O 11:48:09 04/30/12 (16)
- Pray tell - unclestu 12:48:46 04/30/12 (11)
- My point was that you don't need ANY highly specialized equipment to detect LP static electricity. - Chris O 13:48:50 04/30/12 (10)
- I use my arm hair............ n/t - Awe-d-o-file 16:18:43 04/30/12 (0)
- RE: My point is - unclestu 14:53:45 04/30/12 (5)
- RE: My point is - Tony Lauck 10:06:56 05/01/12 (0)
- "6.5% lowering is significant when compared to, say, distortion figures in an amplifier," - Chris O 18:10:30 04/30/12 (3)
- That's what makes this whole thing so ironic - geoffkait 14:07:55 04/30/12 (2)
- RE: " lowered from 620~630 nT to 572~582 nT" - geoffkait 12:11:13 04/30/12 (3)
- RE: Degaussing vinyl: Anyone make a wire loop type of homemade degausser for thier Lps? - kenster 13:59:19 04/26/12 (0)
- RE: Degaussing vinyl: Anyone make a wire loop type of homemade degausser for thier Lps? - Tweekeng 12:43:31 04/26/12 (7)
- RE: Degaussing vinyl: - adaug 16:18:47 04/27/12 (5)
- RE: Degaussing vinyl: - Tony Lauck 09:46:15 04/28/12 (4)
- RE: Degaussing vinyl: Anyone make a wire loop type of homemade degausser for thier Lps? - unclestu 15:10:19 04/26/12 (0)
- RE: Degaussing vinyl: Anyone make a wire loop type of homemade degausser for thier Lps? - Coner 09:15:23 04/26/12 (0)
- I'm probably - unclestu 15:56:05 05/01/12 (0)