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Old 04-18-2018, 04:06 PM
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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.
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:09 PM
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Stereodisk cuts its own masters from digital or tape.
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:17 PM
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Of course, he has some signal processing equipment.
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:21 PM
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Yes, he has his own lathe.
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Old 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.
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:26 PM
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Obviously, he buys blank lacquers by the box.
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:28 PM
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Leandro currently has two presses in operation. His 12-inch press in manually operated.
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:34 PM
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The 7-inch press is automated.
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Old 04-18-2018, 04:36 PM
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Here's some raw material.
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Old 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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