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What is wrong with my vinyl or turntable?
Old 3rd September 2015
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!
Attached Files

Interstellar Stay vinyl.mp3 (3.62 MB, 532 views)

Old 29th September 2017
Here for the gear
If you other vinyl sounds good then it's faulty. Return it and download it.
Old 29th September 2017
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
What cartridge are you using
Old 3rd October 2017
Gear Addict

What cartridge are you using
The op's turntable uses a ceramic cartridge.
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