Stereophile Magazine Recommended Component
Leave it to George Cardas to keep your turntable-based system at peak performance with a cutting-edge tool for system set-up, diagnostics, and maintenance. Produced by George Cardas and mastered by Stan Ricker, the Cardas Frequency Sweep and Burn-in Record includes all the essential standard tones plus relative and absolute polarity checks along with vocal channel identification.
To combat accumulated magnetic grunge, George provides a trio of frequency sweep tracks that ultrasonically clean the cartridge stylus and degauss the entire system. Also on-board are locked pink noise grooves that repeat endlessly, blank plateaus, and even a sync label to check platter speed. "The Sweeper" is mastered at 16 2/3 rpm, plays at 33 1/3 rpm and comes in a super-stable 180 gram pressing.
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|Great Degausing Product|
Love this Cardas LP. Has the best sweeps for degausing my system I've found anywhere. Try it. It really works.
|- S.S. Peters, FL|
This is my favorite system tweeking LP for all it offers. The break-in tracks are awesome and I always use them with new gear. I also like the degausing and ultrasonic cleaning tracks. The first time I used them they really seemed to clean up the sound.
|- Russel D.Q., CA|
|Worth the Price|
I find this record an invaluable tool for burning in a new phono cartridge, tonearm wire, tonearm cable, or phono stage. I just put on the repeating frequency sweep, turn off the power amp and let it run for a couple of hours. I noticed an improvement the first time I tried it and then more subtle improvements with repeated use. That feature alone is worth the price of this LP.
|- Fleming, R., NY|