Tangential Drive system was developed to secure a constant accurate rotary speed. It incorporates a quartz-controlled electronic flywheel similar to the system used in electricity meters, such as your domestic meter. the system is highly reliable and extremely accurate. Because the conventional motor has been discarded, there is no motor vibration -also known as rumble- to distort the sound. A unique pendulum suspension system prevents external shocks and vibrations from affecting sound reproduction.
A stylus brush, mounted inside the tangential arm compartment, keeps the diamond free from dust and micro-particles, thereby enhancing the gentle treatment of records.
The principle of a vacuum machine is simple. The record is placed on the platter and the cleaning solution is applied to the surface through the brush and then onto the record. The solution is then worked into the grooves as the platter rotates. This solution is crucial as it becomes an effective degreasing agent that removes the grease which binds detritus to the surface of the vinyl. This assures no harm to the long term stability of the vinyl itself. The cleaning solution holds the dirt and is then completely removed from the vinyl by a powerful vacuum. It's sucked up with tremendous force through the pick-up tube which has a soft velvet strip where it contacts the record. Your record is now cleaner than it was when it was new!
This critically acclaimed machine is standard equipment in record libraries such as the US Library of Congress and is undoubtedly one of the finest record cleaning machines in the world. That is why we here at LP2CD Solutions, Ltd. use the HW17 to clean our customer’s vinyl.
Our Luxman KX-102 Tape deck features the Famed Duo-Beta amp circuitry; in combination with the DBX noise reduction it provides dramatic improvement of sound quality along with wider dynamic range and excellent S/N ratio.
There were no such words as adequate in the LUXMAN vocabulary, not in engineering, design, production, quality control, or any other area which might affect the LUXMAN product and reputation. "The absolute best" that was the sum of LUXMAN's outlook when it came to producing the finest audio equipment technology allowed.
Here's how it works: when a high-level signal suddenly follows a low-level one, the difference in level is expanded. In this way, transient musical attacks from percussion to brass and piano are emphasized. The result is an exciting impact which approximates that of a live performance.
The 4BX is also a three-band dynamic-range expander. It can make loud passages louder and soft passages softer. It will dramatically increase dynamic range by up to 50%. Range Expansion is displayed on the front panel by LED's. Since high frequencies, mid frequencies, and low frequencies are processed independently, the result is extremely smooth with all types of music. Its use is not recommended for application to spoken word recordings.
Dynamic-range expansion also has an important side benefit: up to about 20 dB of noise reduction.
All signals are switched with high quality small signal relays and the volume control is a motorized potentiometer. Both were chosen in preference to any other electronic devices that would have introduced unacceptable coloration. The mechanical design and printed circuit layout are optimized to keep all signal paths as short as possible.