This flattener now supports (7″, 10″ and 12″) vinyl records
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
Absolutely superb unit that will satisfactorily flatten most warped records without a trace...also, bearing in mind that the whole process is really reversing the resistance of warps in the first place it's a miracle that it works at all...this model has more complex settings than the original & therefore offers further nuance...a total blessing for all those unplayable gems...🙌
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
I purchased the Record Flattener about a month ago and am delighted with the results, it does exactly what it says it will do. I have also found that the Vinyl Record sound is vastly improved in dynamics and clarity so much so that I am also putting my records through the fattener even if they don't need it!I find with a warped Lp it is best to leave it in the flattener for extended cooling up to a further 12 hours.Expensive but worth every penny!!Best WishesGraham Swain
Received the ORB DF-01IA on the 11/01/2018. I am happy with my purchase. I've done 6pcs of vinyl and more on the way by the Great Composer publish by Marshall Cavendish Ltd .These which I bought seal album old stock from a collector. When I open them they were all warp in part due to the record was below 120grm disc. I had to do twice on each record side A and B to get it perfectly flat. A great buy would highly recommend this product. Joseph from Singapore.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful.
I had to wait for a while for the item due probably to its popularity. After 3 weeks, finally got the the Orb and I have to say that it is quite amazing. A must-have for all those with a huge old LP collection !
Just very recently I obtained this flattener. I've done by now 5 LP's.This flattener recudes uneven lp's for quit a great amount. They become not total even as far as I've seen uptil now by only 5 LP's. I'll do some expirements by double treament afterwards.I'm very happy with this ORB-flattener!
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