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This flattener now supports (7″, 10″ and 12″) vinyl records
The DF01iA+ adds two features: it supports “flat records”, or records without “groove guard” raised edges. It also comes with adapters to make placing 7″,10″ and 12" records easier.
For the average consumer, with decent eyes, the adapters are nice extras, but not indispensable. Further, the vast majority of records have raised edges.
Music fans around the world love the warm and natural sound of analogue vinyl records. Unfortunately, with long-term storage of vinyl records comes shape distortion that can make your old records sound far from what they should. And even a slightly warped record might still be playable, the added pressure from the stylus will damage the groove adding noise and unnecessary wear that eventually could damage the disc. This innovative audio accessory Orb DF-01i allows you to correct the warps and avoid shape distortion and wear
Imagine if you could repair the warp on that otherwise valuable or favourite record. Now you can.The Orb Disc Flattener uses a unique heating technique which is applied with two semiconductor heater films, one on the top and one on the bottom. By thermally controlling the heating-up phase and cooling-down phase, the warped record is allowed to properly relax and return to its original flat state. The machine heats only the outer edge and centre of the record. The grooves are not heated and therefore their sonic shape is preserved. The entire process takes four hours; two to heat up and two to cool down.
"The Disc Flatterner Model DF-01i was definitely one product I thought the world did not need. Boy was I wrong on that. This is a must have unit for anyone with an extensive record collection...The machine is absolutely brilliant...At this stage, I've comfortably flattened 50+ records and no longer give it a second thought. I have NO problems with the unit and not one record "
Richard Foster, Hi-Fi+, Issue 40, www.hifiplus.com
It's basic, simple and it works! Some records were hardly playable anymore because of the warp, but they'r flat again. Flat records make my world turn round. Flat Records was also the name of the first record store where I worked, but this is a bit off topic. Recommended!
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Wish I had bought this flattener years ago...
1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
So far very pleased with the item and the service provided. I have found the best setting to use when starting is the Lower setting, this setting seems to solve most problems for LP's and 12". I haven't tried 7" yet so can't give an opinion. Easy to use a must have bit of kit if you sell or have a large collection.
4 of 4 people found this review helpful.
Works fine and the results are super! Recommend to all vinyl stores
A necessary tool. Does exactly what it says: flattens vinyl. Whether an old uncared for LP or a new purchase with an annoying warp - this is the solution.
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