HD Vinyl - A gimmick or genuine improvement?

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David@FrankHarvey said:
TrevC said:
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The weakness in any cartridge is the ability of the stylus to trace the groove accurately, so I don't see any advantage with it. The Shure V15 has never been surpassed in that regard.
You could try reading up about it and seeing if it answers your concerns... :)
You beat me to it. Also t he Shure V15 is no more ...... for a reason I guess.
 

TrevC

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HD vinyl, surely an oxymoron. We're still stuck with the mistracking on the inner part of the groove that causes a deterioration in quality, we still have surface noise.
 

TrevC

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Al ears said:
[url="http://www.ds-audio-w.biz/?page_id=39" said:
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The weakness in any cartridge is the ability of the stylus to trace the groove accurately, so I don't see any advantage with it. The Shure V15 has never been surpassed in that regard.
You could try reading up about it and seeing if it answers your concerns... :)

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You beat me to it. Also t he Shure V15 is no more ...... for a reason I guess.

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Shure wasn't selling enough of them because they were expensive. High mass arms don't really suit them either, because they have very high compliance. I use an M97HE, which is a superb tracker.
 

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TrevC said:
HD vinyl, surely an oxymoron. We're still stuck with the mistracking on the inner part of the groove that causes a deterioration in quality, we still have surface noise.
Inner groove mistracking is very minimal if the deck is set up properly, and surface noise is a thing of the past, and only applies to poorly maintained vinyl or styli, and low quality decks.
 

TrevC

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David@FrankHarvey said:
TrevC said:
HD vinyl, surely an oxymoron. We're still stuck with the mistracking on the inner part of the groove that causes a deterioration in quality, we still have surface noise.
Inner groove mistracking is very minimal if the deck is set up properly, and surface noise is a thing of the past, and only applies to poorly maintained vinyl or styli, and low quality decks.
The deterioration and surface noise is caused by limitations in the medium as well. Even on good vinyl there is always the distinctive rush noise when the stylus hits the record.
 
TrevC said:
David@FrankHarvey said:
TrevC said:
HD vinyl, surely an oxymoron. We're still stuck with the mistracking on the inner part of the groove that causes a deterioration in quality, we still have surface noise.
Inner groove mistracking is very minimal if the deck is set up properly, and surface noise is a thing of the past, and only applies to poorly maintained vinyl or styli, and low quality decks.
The deterioration and surface noise is caused by limitations in the medium as well. Even on good vinyl there is always the distinctive rush noise when the stylus hits the record.
Is there indeed.
 

TrevC

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Al ears said:
TrevC said:
David@FrankHarvey said:
TrevC said:
HD vinyl, surely an oxymoron. We're still stuck with the mistracking on the inner part of the groove that causes a deterioration in quality, we still have surface noise.
Inner groove mistracking is very minimal if the deck is set up properly, and surface noise is a thing of the past, and only applies to poorly maintained vinyl or styli, and low quality decks.
The deterioration and surface noise is caused by limitations in the medium as well. Even on good vinyl there is always the distinctive rush noise when the stylus hits the record.
Is there indeed.
Never had a record deck?
 

bigfish786

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Life has background noise, sometimes more intrusive than the surface noise on poor quality vinyl.

i get more noise from the kitchen when the washing machine and fan oven are on!

then, there's the other half.... God she can talk. ;-)
 

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