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What is wrong with my vinyl or turntable?
Old 3rd September 2015
  #1
What is wrong with my vinyl or turntable?

Hi guys,
I got a vinyl of the (in my opinion wonderful) Interstellar soundtrack. I bought a turntable, the ION Classic LP and all my other vinyls sound fine (as far as I know, I'll be checking those the coming days). The first time I received the Interstellar soundtrack, it had a dent in one of the vinyls. Also, I thought the first track of side B was heavily distorted/warped. I received a free replacement, which doesn't have the dent, but still has the strange distortion. See the attachment for a sample. I double checked and compared it to iTunes/Spotify but the difference is very much audible.

Is there something wrong with my turntable/needle/counterweight for this vinyl, or is it a faulty vinyl, coming from a faulty batch (since the replacement has the distortion too)? I do not have a second turntable, but I'll be going to a friend next week who has one, so I'll be trying the vinyl there too.

Thanks in advance!
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Interstellar Stay vinyl.mp3 (3.62 MB, 525 views)

Old 29th September 2017
  #2
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If you other vinyl sounds good then it's faulty. Return it and download it.
Old 29th September 2017
  #3
I haven't heard the original but there's warbling at the end of the recording you posted; bad warbling, like a very low resolution mp3 file. Anyway sounds like some kind of digital artifact.

Do ION turntables need to be set-up and balanced or is it auto-calibrated? Just to rule that out as a mechanical issue.
Old 2nd October 2017
  #4
What cartridge are you using
Old 3rd October 2017
  #5
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What cartridge are you using
The op's turntable uses a ceramic cartridge.
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