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 Post subject: My HMV 102 - Soundbox no 5b, sounds good or bad? See video
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 9:55 pm 
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I am in doubt about the sound of my HMV is anyway or am I using the wrong needle (loud tone). Use one per disk side.

(Double-click the video above or click this link to go to the video on YouTube.)



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 Post subject: Re: My HMV 102 - Soundbox no 5b, sounds good or bad? See vid
PostPosted: Tue Jun 18, 2013 10:54 pm 
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dilhermandodidi wrote:
I am in doubt about the sound of my HMV is anyway or am I using the wrong needle (loud tone). Use one per disk side.

(Double-click the video above or click this link to go to the video on YouTube.)



It actually sounds pretty good to me; though if you think the bass is sounding a little blown out, you might try switching to a different tone needle. I'm thinking others may agree that you may not get the same tone quality in a portable as you would with an actual horn. :rose:


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 Post subject: Re: My HMV 102 - Soundbox no 5b, sounds good or bad? See vid
PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2013 4:45 am 
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I only use loud tone needles for outdoor playing, on occasions such as the Portable Picnic Meeting which I will be attending this weekend. Everyone brings a portable, a few records and a picnic, then the fun starts!

I find soft tone needles are quite sufficient for indoors, and they are kinder to records than loud tone. Some acoustic records might need medium tone to boost the volume, so my suggestion would be to buy supplies of all three tones and experiment on a variety of records.


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 Post subject: Re: My HMV 102 - Soundbox no 5b, sounds good or bad? See vid
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I find soft tone needles are quite sufficient for indoors, and they are kinder to records than loud tone. Some acoustic records might need medium tone to boost the volume, so my suggestion would be to buy supplies of all three tones and experiment on a variety of records.


Ditto here: my experience precisely (although I never lug my XI out of doors!). Soft-tone needles give good results on almost all of my recordings.


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