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stpierce Posted 6 months 1 day ago
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I’ve owned triton 1 towers for 2+ years now and have enjoyed them very much. I decided to jump back into vinyl about six months ago and bought the Rega P6/Ania/Fono MC combo. Also have purchased about $2000 of new vinyl.
I am having buyers remorse big time. All albums were purchased brand new, none second hand. The pops and clicks are driving me crazy. I’ve never been so mad at a part of my system as I am with the P6. Are the T1s too revealing for vinyl? Is there anything that can be done to make this sound more like a $2000 turntable? The stylus is setup properly and is well broken in. Just thinking maybe T1s bring out the deficiencies in vinyl. Guess there’s a reason why it’s a dying format

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Bwaze Posted 6 months 1 day ago
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I don't think different speakers would give you any different result - less revealing speakers would rob you of all musical pleasures if they would be so concealing as to hide pops and clicks of vinyl.

If the vinyl was bought new (and is undamaged - some LPs come with damage from the press), then majority of pops and clicks come from two sources - one is dust and dirt on vinyl (could be there on a newly opened LPs), the other is static electricity some setups seem to generate in greater amount than others (dryness of the air, materials in turntable seem to affect this).

I usually just use carbon brush on my vinyl, most of it was bought new, and I have very little pops on most of them - but not all, some pressings are apparently bad from the factory. I have cleaned some of the LPs with pops on friends' DIY ultrasonic cleaner - some of the records were cleaned completely, some weren't improved at all (those were probably pressed with damage, and should be returned to the seller).

About static electricity - If the record is static as you lift it from the record player after playing it, chances are some of the pops are actually from this. It helps if your turntable is not near a heat source in winter (close to the radiator for instance), and it also helps if air isn't too dry. Some use Mitly Zerostat to help with this.
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stpierce Posted 6 months 1 day ago
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Thanks for the reply. I have tried many different things to reduce the pops and clicks. Purchased a Milty Zerostat, antistatic dryer sheet under record mat, application of Gruv Glide, even purchased an ultrasonic cleaner and vacuum drying system.
I’m not expecting a completely silent playback experience.
I just removed the Kimber Kable speaker wires and installed Siverback. The pops and clicks are still there of course but not quite as intrusive.

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Moderator Posted 6 months 17 hours ago
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Consider investing in a good vacuum record cleaner, too. New vinyl can be a crapshoot, and a good deep clean is important.

Also check out cleaning fluids and preservative treatments from LAST Factory products to go along with the new record cleaner.
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stpierce Posted 6 months 16 hours ago
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I did buy an ultrasonic cleaning system for vinyl and have used it on most of the worst sounding records. Hasn’t helped much. I may need to modify my cleaning routine. I’ll look into the LAST cleaning products.

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stpierce Posted 5 months 4 weeks ago
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My final conclusion. Vinyl sucks. Always has and always will. Good riddance!

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