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Musical Surroundings Analogue Productions Test LP

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Musical Surroundings Analog Productions Test LP

A test record to provide the basic test signals necessary to calibrate a turntable or cutting lathe as simply as possible. Recommended for use with the Musical Surroundings Fozgometer. Produced by Clark Williams and Barry Wolifson Cut at Sterling Sound on a Neumann VMS-80 cutting lathe with a newly rebuilt SX-74 cutterhead Track list: Side 1: 1. 1 kHz reference tone 7cm/s lateral in phase (mono) 2. 1 kHz reference level, left channel only 3. 1 kHz reference level, right channel only 4. 1 kHz tone at -20dB below reference level, lateral 5. 10 kHz reference tone at -20dB, lateral 6. 1 kHz to 20 kHz sweep at -20dB, lateral 7. 1 kHz to 20 Hz sweep at 0VU, lateral 8. 100 Hz reference tone at 0VU, lateral 9. VTA adjust 10. Standard Wow & Flutter test signal; 3150 Hz Side 2: 1. Anti-skating test; 315 Hz amplitude sweep to +12dB, lateral 2. Pink noise lateral 3. Pink noise vertical 4. 1 kHz at reference level, vertical 5. 1 kHz to 10 Hz sweep at -20dB below reference level, vertical 6. Silent groove for bearing rumble and table isolation.

Manufacturer's website Musical Surroundings



Record Label - Analogue Productions

Please find reviews below:

"Back in the golden age of vinyl there were many different test LPs available - all rather similar to one another. Analogue Productions decided to create a modern test disc that hasn't been done before, and have succeeded. It specifically addresses the turntable, cartridge and stylus." - John Sunier, Audiophile Audition, February 21, 2010

"The disc is indispensable for anyone who is dedicated to the most accurate adjustment of his LP playback system and thus the best sound." - Harry PearsonThe Absolute Sound Editor

"…The modern renaissance in vinyl over the past decade, coupled with the startlingly high performance of today's best LP front ends, has created the need for a new standard in test records. And that new standard is undoubtedly The Ultimate Analogue Test LP from Analogue Productions. This new disc has been meticulously assembled in collaboration with some of the world's greatest technical experts in record cutting…a 'must-have' for any analog enthusiast." – Robert Harley, The Absolute Sound, October 2008