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Hi Fi News Test LP

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The HI-Fi News Test Record

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.

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

 

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Product Reviews

  1. Fantastic 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th May 2017

    Does what it says on the tin.
    I came back into vinyl after 30 years, bought a good tt, a decent cartridge and full of hopes turned it on- and couldn't be more disappointed.
    Muddy sound, I was depressed, was thinking about returning tt.
    Printed out a cartridge alignment protractor from one of the websites, easy to use, sound got better, but still imperfect.
    So after good digging online, I decided to go for this LP.
    Didn't expect too much, to be honest.
    First protractor- I had cartridge aligned all bad!
    The few minor adjustments with LP.
    My only complaint would be that tracks are too short, have to go over and over.
    Sorted out and put one of my lps-
    Oh My God!
    All came to life!
    Fantastic sound.
    Couldn't be happier.
    Best spend €40 ever!!!!
    Highly recommended.


  2. Excellent 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Nov 2016

    Easy to use
    A must have.


  3. Complex and good 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 24th Nov 2016

    After a number of repeated tests, resettings and trials, the end result was worth the effort.


  4. Do not be afraid of it! 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Jun 2016

    Easy to use,very useful if your cartridge has a "narrow" sweet spot....I used it for my Goldring G1042,and although not far out adjusting by ear and hand,the Hi-Fi news record let me dial it in with a great pay off...no more "fiddling"(and the risk of stylus/cantilever damage)..well worth the outlay!


  5. HiFi News Test Record 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 11th Nov 2013

    Good test record. My only problem is that there is no relation given between micron and + xx dB. Cartridges are allways specified for the max. microns it can track at 315 Hz (ie. 80 uM @ 315 Hz), not ie. 300Hz +15 dB. So you do not know if the cartridge is up to its specs. Anyone know of a convertion table?


  6. Excellent 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 6th Nov 2013

    Great record for cartridge adjutment.


  7. HiFi News Test Record 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jul 2013

    Great product, easy to use.
    Had a copy of the original LP that is now over 40 years old. You don't use the record that often except when changing a cartridge or just want to check every thing is ok .


  8. Excellent Pressing and easy to use set-up template 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd May 2013

    I have an old original version of this test LP but it was showing its age - particularly on the blank grooves test. The new pressing on this test LP was supremely quiet and the set-up template helped me, finally, to align my new Goldring Legacy cartridge properly (it has a rounded design but sounds great.


  9. A very usefull tool for the turntable set up 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th May 2013

    This record is a absolute must have for everyone who's passionate about records, record playback and record playback tuning. This record allows you to tune the record player for optimal playback.


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