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cleeds 04-18-2018 04:06 PM

Visit to Stereodisk
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I was fortunate to attend an event Sunday at Stereodisk, a small but growing record pressing plant in NJ. Founder Leandro Gonzalez is very knowledgeable and shared a lot of information about the process - from restoring old machines to shipping the finished product - and everything in between. Along the way, he shattered a few audiophile myths. This is a schematic of one of the machines he rebuilt.

cleeds 04-18-2018 04:09 PM

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Stereodisk cuts its own masters from digital or tape.

cleeds 04-18-2018 04:17 PM

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Of course, he has some signal processing equipment.

cleeds 04-18-2018 04:21 PM

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Yes, he has his own lathe.

cleeds 04-18-2018 04:23 PM

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I'm always careful not to touch other people's equipment without permission, even if there are no warning labels.

cleeds 04-18-2018 04:26 PM

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Obviously, he buys blank lacquers by the box.

cleeds 04-18-2018 04:28 PM

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Leandro currently has two presses in operation. His 12-inch press in manually operated.

cleeds 04-18-2018 04:34 PM

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The 7-inch press is automated.

cleeds 04-18-2018 04:36 PM

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Here's some raw material.

cleeds 04-18-2018 04:38 PM

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Some of the wiring may not fully comply with Ivan's Audio Cabling Specification Standard.

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