I'm selling a near mint boxed two-lp set of Telarc's magnificent OMNIDISC Demo and Test discs. Originally, I bought this item brand new from the local record store with the intention of setting up my tone arm & cartridge on my turntable by myself .However, since my audio dealer had already done that job for me, I only played band 3 (Tchaikovsky: 1812 Overture) and band 5 (Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring) on side 3 once just to test out their tracking abilities.They both passed with flying colors ,especially with the cannon shots from the Tchaikovsky: 1812.The other 3 sides have never been used. A comprehensive 12-page instruction booklet is included in the box with the discs. This is a "must-have" box for setting up an analog playback system.
The boxed set consists of four discs containing a variety of tests and demonstration performances:
Side 1: Tone Arm/Cartridge mechanical alignment disc: Tone arms - pivoted and tangential, turntable and tone arm leveling, determining the L dimension, cartridge alignment, tracking and antiskating force
Side 2: Test Signals: including signals for sonic verification of Proper turntable, tone arm, and cartridge alignment and operation. Complete system wiring and phasing, speaker placement, room acoustics and equalization.
Side 3: Tracking Tests: excerpts from five telarc records, each excerpt repeated four times at a level 2 decibels higher than the last
Side 4: Imaging and Music
In addition, Sides 2, 3, & 4 have stroboscopic bands for use in determining turntable speed accuracy.
The test signals and music selections were digitally recorded, edited,& mastered by Soundstream, Inc.
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Please ask me any question and request for more pictures if needed. Thanks for your interest.
Record grading: Near mint (side 3) & mint (side 1,2,&4)
Box grading: VG++ (very minor marks on top & bottom corners.)
For domestic buyers, I will ship it either by USPS Priority Mail or Media Mail. For International buyers, please email me for your shipping rate.