Could it be the change in vibration or something…? Maybe, I wish I could tell you. Etched vinyl is an unplayable side of a record that contains no music but has an image pressed into it which has sort of a frosted appearance. In the case of Portishead they used an etched vinyl image as the B-side to one of their recent singles. In the case of Willie Nelson, he had too much music for a single LP but not quite enough for a double so he pressed three sides of music but used an etched image on the 4th side.
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In fact, as attractive as it may be to put your music out on vinyl, the vast majority of your fans will not have the proper equipment to play it. So, when you print, keep this limited market in mind. I do agree this is true in the case of an expensive record. Why is the vocal track on some of my old LPs now nearly inaudible? Any explanations, fixes, remedies? Hello David, questions of you: you say, now almost inaudible vocals suggest that something has changed in your playing equipment, Have you upgraded your record playing equipment?
I use a Denon DD 35f turntable connected to my Yamaha surround sound w amp when i play my records it is through PURE mode to get the source sound from the vinyl and not using the digital wizardry but, i have no problems with vocals. Ditto for horns as well on some LPs. Very frustrating! Hmmm, curious indeed.
I have the same problem with my deck[Thorens TD] most albums play fine but some play with instruments very low in the mix. It is my deck as said records play fine on my other deck and I have checked the amp and speakers which are fine. Seven steps to heaven has sax which is barely audible on 2 tracks and LA Women has missing guitar solos etc. Have wd40 the connectors for the stylus but I am stumped what to do next.
Any ideas? The way you describe it, there must be something wrong with the wiring, either inside the pickup or elsewhere. If you have a record with extreme channel separation such as Seven Steps , the effect becomes evident. There is really no other explanation. To have a diminished sound or volume in vocals is more likely to be caused by other things. I have a collection of original Blondie records that I purchased as a teen.
I would buy 2 copies; one to play and one that was never opened. Since there is no proof that they are original shrink wrap, does this mean they are worth no more than an open record, because it has to be opened to see that it was never played?
Thanks again for always answering my questions, as compromised as my hi-fi situation has been. Thanks so much for your reply. My plan is to try add coins to the actual weight itself first and dial back the actual weight, seeking to find the exact point where the distortion stops and therefore where the stylus begins to sit in the groove.
Time to start saving money for the new turntable…. My head shell is 14 gm weight designed for the turntable tonearm without cartridge, A headshell with a lesser weight would require me to make changes to my system each time i use a different cartridge; that is why I have more than one of the same weight headshell for other cartridges i use. Adding weight removed the problems and made the sound richer. Do you know of any safe way I can add weight to my tonearm without doing something damaging to my records?
I consulted a friend with 30 years of hiFi knowledge more than me, and his comments are as follows:. If increased tracking weight removes sibilance then it shows the cause of the problem is the stylus not seating properly in the groove.
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