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Hi-Fi News Test Record

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Hi-Fi News Test Record

Latest Edition
HFN Analogue Test LP - The Producer's Cut

As a response to the lack of newly produced test records, and due to customers requiring a definitive means of setting up their vinyl replay systems, the Cartridge Man has, on the back of the success of his previous test LP, produced an all-new test record.

Recorded onto audiophile quality 180g vinyl, the new version also includes a full-sized set-up protractor and includes an additional frequency sweep test.

New Audiophile Pressing

180gramm Virgin Vinyl

Universal alignment protractor

New and extended tracks

Complete Arm/Cartridge alignment system

The 'Producer's Cut' is the successor to the original HFN Test LP, first pressed in 1996. Len Gregory, The Cartridge Man, who produced the original version, had over the years concluded that there were a number of improvements that could be made to his earlier work which in the four years since it's release had sold an amazing 10,000 copies around the world.

He went back to Graham Durham at The Exchange for a new recording session, to re-cut the original tracks, to add a frequency sweep track and to extend the Pink Noise tracks. Then it was off to Pallas in Germany to arrange for production, their best quality Audiophile pressing on 180gm virgin vinyl.

The resulting mechanical quality is excellent, flat, stable and quiet, everything that an audiophile pressing should be!

In total, there are now seventeen tracks. Side one covers channel identification and phasing, pink noise, and bias settings (Four tracks at increasing amplitudes).

Side two contains tracking ability bands at the outside, middle and inside of the disc, cartridge/arm resonance and alignment tests, full frequency (20Hz-20Khz) test and a residual noise test. All bands are separated by locked grooves.

The package is completed with the inclusion of a unique, multi-discipline, alignment protractor, a truly universal device that can be used to set up all sizes and types of arm to fine degrees of accuracy, a reprint of the seminal article by John Crabb on the theory and practice of arm/cartridge alignment, and copious sleeve notes to take the user through the set up procedure step by step.

Test Record specifications and features:

Channel identification
Phase check
Channel balance
Pink noise L/R
Anti-skate/bias setting
Tracking ability
Cartridge/arm lateral resonance
Cartridge azimuth
Residual system noise check
20Hz to 20kHz frequency sweep
Set-up protractor
Recorded onto audiophile 180g vinyl

Average Rating (3 Reviews):  
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Tuesday, 30 June 2015  | 

Does what it says on the "tin" but dont regard it as biblical!! I found that my lps sound better when backing off a little on the anti skating test tracks.

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Monday, 25 May 2015  | 

… but not too helpful.
Some tracks are too short to allow evaluation.
2nd side pressed eccentrically!
If you have a good sounding TT, this disc is not really necessary.

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Thursday, 26 March 2015  | 

Good to find out ur table settings and cartridge condition.

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