AES New York 2007 Monday, October 8, 12:30 pm — 4:00 pm
T17 - REPRODUCER ALIGNMENT AND CALIBRATION FOR OPTIMAL PLAYBACK
This tutorial is intended to provide a practical overview and insight into the art and science of proper setup and calibration of turntables and analog tape reproducers. In a world where audio is born nearly digital, we now have entire generations of audio engineers who have never learned the proper setup for analog reproducers. Given the enormous amount of cultural heritage that exists only in disc and tape format, it is imperative that the skills necessary to retrieve the original signal from these carriers not be allowed to pass into extinction. This session will be divided into two segments. The first will deal with tone arm calibration, stylus selection, compensation for off center discs, etc. The second segment will discuss the considerations for choosing a playback head, its alignment and the calibration of the tape machines level and equalization electronics. Ideally, reproduction equipment and video cameras will be on hand to allow exhibition of detailed techniques during the presentations.
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