Hi Fi News test record

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hairofthedawg

Hi Fi News test record
« on: 10 Jan 2003, 12:31 pm »
I bought two of these awhile back and both arrived warped.  Is that part of the testing these records perform or was I just extremely unlucky in receiving two warped discs?

cheers,

Dick

mgalusha

Hi Fi News test record
« Reply #1 on: 10 Jan 2003, 01:44 pm »
The copy I received was quite flat. Perhaps yours were subjected to the rear of a hot truck during shipping. :(

Was the supplier willing to replace them? A warped test record can't be very accurate.

hairofthedawg

Hi Fi News test record
« Reply #2 on: 10 Jan 2003, 02:26 pm »
That's what I thought...not the company I purchased from's problem, they just spent several months in transit during a couple of moves I made.  Thanks for the reply...guess I'll buy another!

cheers,

Dick

nathanm

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« Reply #3 on: 12 Jan 2003, 09:02 pm »
I wonder if warped vinyl could be heated to a certain controlled temperature and then pressed back into a flat shape?  I got one that has a little hump at the edge and for the first song the needle skips, but the rest is fine.  You'd think if they can get warped once they could get 'unwarped'.

skchow

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« Reply #4 on: 12 Jan 2003, 10:17 pm »
http://home.attbi.com/~analyst18/unwarp.htm">Greg Weaver's technique for unwarping records

theborg

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« Reply #5 on: 13 Jan 2003, 12:16 am »
That might a nice link for the vinyl care and setup section ;-) http://www.audiocircle.com/circles/links.php?c=6

JoshK

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« Reply #6 on: 13 Jan 2003, 12:19 am »
Yeah I'll have to organize all the good links for vinyl care and setup and put them in there.   I had planned to do some sort of organization, didn't know that was there.

theborg

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« Reply #7 on: 13 Jan 2003, 12:37 am »
Heh, it's only been there for about five minutes ;-)

Anyone can add links, I'm hoping people will add good ones by themselves.

nathanm

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« Reply #8 on: 13 Jan 2003, 03:58 am »
Quote from: skchow
http://home.attbi.com/~analyst18/unwarp.htm">Greg Weaver's technique for unwarping records


Whoah - that is a spooky coincidence!  Guess which record I was talking about that has that hump in it?  Steely Dan - Katy Lied.  I kid you not! :o (well, not a MoFi copy though)  Interesting technique, I may have to try it.