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Hi-Fi News - Test Record mp3 album

  • Performer: Hi-Fi News
  • Title: Test Record
  • Genre: Audiobooks
  • Country: UK
  • Released: 2002
  • MP3 album: 1381 mb
  • FLAC album: 1470 mb
  • Rating: 4.8/5
  • Votes: 461
Hi-Fi News - Test Record mp3 album

We've no doubt you've got your favourites, but these dozen albums have proved invaluable in the What Hi-Fi? test rooms. MORE: How to get the best sound from your turntable. Best turntables 2018. Frank Sinatra - In The Wee Small Hours. Much of our love for this album as a test disc is down to its opening track, 15 Step, a glorious concoction of live and electronic instruments and glitches comprising some of the most delightfully complex rhythms.

The album was re-cut along with a new frequency sweep test and improved pink noise tracks and dubbed 'The Producers Cut'. Packaging has been improved throughout with smart new graphics on the outer cover and a higher quality inner sleeve. Sleeve notes remain largely unchanged except for the addition of an advert for a subscription to Hi-Fi news! One of the nicest additions is the new alignment protractor, a glossy card disc 12" in diameter containing 3 different alignment techniques, all accurately reproduced. As a satisfied user of the original HFN test record I was looking forward to the release of the latest version and wasn't disappointed. The new protractor is a joy to use, and while the tests are pretty much as before, the pressing I received is of a much higher quality with lower background noise than previously.

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The master disc was cut at the studios of Pye Records, London, on a Scully lathe fitted with a Westrex 3D cutter head, and the records were pressed by Transcription Manufacturing & Recording Co Ltd. Channel identification and phasing tests and the music excerpt were transferred to disc from tape using an Ampex studio machine.

Genre:Hi-Fi Collection. Company:ABC (Int'l)Records.

Here we are not concerned with music, but with a record specifically designed to help you set up your cartridge/arm so that when you do come to play music you will get the best out of them. This is a fairly new recording (1996) made for Hi-Fi News in conjunction with Len Gregory - "The Cartridge Man" of modified AKG and Grado fame

Inside gatefold cover is not totally flat, doesn't close tightly.


A1 Channel Identification: Voice On Left Channel, Voice On Right Channel 0:25
A2 Phasing (Voice Alternately In Phase And Out Of Phase) 0:25
A3 Channel Balance (-20dB Pink Noise L+R) 0:60
A4 Pink Noise -20dB, L Only 0:25
A5 Pink Noise -20dB, R Only 0:25
A6 Bias Setting (300Hz Tone L+R At +12dB) 0:15
A7 Bias Setting (300Hz Tone L+R At +14dB) 0:15
A8 Bias Setting (300Hz Tone L+R At +16dB) 0:15
A9 Bias Setting (300Hz Tone L+R At +18dB) 0:15
B1 Tracking Ability 1 (300Hz L+R At +15dB) 0:15
B2 Cartridge/Arm Lateral Resonance Test - Sweep 25-5Hz (L+R)+ 1kHZ Pilot Tone 0:75
B3 Cartridge/Arm Vertical Resonance Test - Sweep 20-6Hz 0:40
B4 Tracking Ability 2 (300Hz L+R At +15dB) 0:10
B5 Cartridge Alignment (Azimuth) Test: 300Hz Vertical (L+R At 6dB; Adust For Minimum Mono Output) 0:20
B6 Residual System Noise (Unmodulated Grooves) 0:20
B7 Tracking Ability 3 (300Hz L+R at +15dB 0:15


  • Producer – Len Gregory


Includes alignment protractor and step-by-step instruction.

Made In England.

℗ And © 1996

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Runout A-side): HFN 001 A-1 RM
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout B-side): HFN 001 B-1 RM

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
HFN 002 Hi-Fi News Analogue Test LP ‎(LP, RE) Hi-Fi News HFN 002 UK 2002

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