Michael Fremer's Practical Guide to Turntable Set-up DVD* is for all turntable owners who want to achieve the best sound quality from their turntable and phono cartridge for listening to music or recording LPs to Digital.
*Almost all turntables can be optimized using this turntable setup guide.
It starts off with a very entertaining segment called Why We Love Vinyl. Then theres an interesting interview with a vinyl recording engineer (Sterling Sounds George Marino). A discussion of Tools of the Trade will help you choose the accessories you need to have. The set up of three different turntables follows Pro-Ject RPM-5, Rega P5, and VPI Scoutmaster. These examples will help you no matter what brand of turntable you have. Finally in The End Spin he demonstrates an A$80,000 Continuum Audio Labs turntable.
Michael Fremer writes the Stereophile magazine and has a lot of experience with vinyl reproduction. I found this to be a useful, informative, and quite entertaining presentation. The DVD also includes a PDF with a wealth of information thats helpful to understanding what happens when you lower the stylus into the grooves of a record.
A car, from the humble Hyundai to the Formula One racer, needs to be properly tuned to deliver optimal performance. So does a turntable. A turntable must be properly set-up in order to deliver its best sound quality. There is no way around it. And since the turntable system is the intial source of the audio signal, its performance will be amplified all along the audio chain. This DVD is therefore essential for all turntable owners music listeners, audiophiles, DJs, and those converting LPs to Digital who desire the highest fidelity and the original signal from the record grooves.
Michael Fremer is a senior contributing editor at Stereophile Magazine and publishes the online Music Angle. He is the No. 1 vinyl authority in the audio world and had been asked by readers for many years to develop a video guide for setting up a quality turntable and tonearm. In the DVD, Michael Fremer offers practical video illustrated techniques to properly set-up virtually any turntable. The guide, with a running time of 3 hours 9:39 minutes, is both exhaustive and succint. If you simply want to quickly set-up your turntable with a minimum viewing time you can do just that by watching the appropriate topic. Mr. Fremer shows how you can set-up your turntable with tools that come with your turntable supplemented with other easily available tools (pliers, flashlight, magnifier, small screwdriver, etc.). For the persnickety and more willing to open their wallets, he also offers advice on the use of more sophisticated measurement tools such as special protractors, digital stylus force gauges, anti-skating devices, etc.
With this DVD, you will learn simple and effective steps on how to:
- Set-up a cartridge
- Balance a tonearm and apply the correct stylus force just by using the counterweight of your tonearm
- Set the correct Overhang
- Set the correct Zenith angle
- Adjust for correct Anti-skating
- Set the correct Vertical Tracking Angle
- Set the correct Azimuth
Mr. Fremer uses three different turntables to illustrate how to properly set-up a turntable. You can use these examples to set-up any turntable and align vitually any phono cartridge on any tonearm ever made.
Now you too can have great sound quality. Let Michael Fremer's Practical Guide to Turntable Set-up DVD assist you.
Before I watched your DVD I have to admit I was hopeless at setting up my turntable, needing to call my dealer to the rescue when something went amiss. After watching you explain and demonstrate the possible adjustments I was somewhat at a loss, but after getting out my toolkit and following the process step by step it seemed as if I was a seasoned professional. I breezed through it and thoroughly enjoyed the process. I feel I can finally and confidently say that Ive begun to master the setup of my favourite source and Im sure Ill get better at it too. Your DVD has been a godsend, thanks for making it !!! Bert Denckens Antwerp - Belgium
"It's awesome" Bob Weston (recording engineer, record producer, bass player in Steve Albini's band Shellac)
"Now, about the disc, I love the whole thing..." a buyer in Australia
"Your intro to the DVD (that's as far as I've gotten) was so f...king funny....the US vs Brit vs German approach to LP liners had my WIFE laughing and making me pause the disc so she wouldn't miss anything when she was getting ready for bed." Joe Harley, record producer, VP product development, AudioQuest
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