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
NotesIncludes 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
|HFN 002||Hi-Fi News||Analogue Test LP (LP, RE)||Hi-Fi News||HFN 002||UK||2002|