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    It is the second half of the second decade of the 21st century - we should be living in domes on the Moon but we still don't seem to have an answer to this basic problem except for tedious manual labour, eating into what would otherwise be that most valuable commodity of all: Free Time.

    Years ago I used to have an ioniser. Like a little pyramid thing, you sat it on a sheet of bacofoil and it attracted all the airborne dust to it. There was a more expensive one that didn't need the bacofoil and took the dust inside. I've no idea what happened to it, lost it on a house move probabaly, but did seem to work to an extent.

    Is there not some modern equivalent? Other than getting a Stepford Wife of course? (Too much maintenance for me). That was decades ago I had that gadget, have they come on any? What do you do to combat dust without having to raise a finger?
    Martin



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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post
    It is the second half of the second decade of the 21st century - we should be living in domes on the Moon but we still don't seem to have an answer to this basic problem except for tedious manual labour, eating into what would otherwise be that most valuable commodity of all: Free Time.

    Years ago I used to have an ioniser. Like a little pyramid thing, you sat it on a sheet of bacofoil and it attracted all the airborne dust to it. There was a more expensive one that didn't need the bacofoil and took the dust inside. I've no idea what happened to it, lost it on a house move probabaly, but did seem to work to an extent.

    Is there not some modern equivalent? Other than getting a Stepford Wife of course? (Too much maintenance for me). That was decades ago I had that gadget, have they come on any? What do you do to combat dust without having to raise a finger?
    It's under a pile of dust
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    I doubt it.... still got these little bacofoil triangles. " I'm a believer?" Perhaps not!

    RMC is the answer Clean records do it for me and my precious stylus ?

    Days of OLD lol.


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    You can get modern equ. biggish ones are about 150. Smaller desk size abou 40
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    No, ionisers are a real thing. They freshen the air too.

    I've got an RCM, my records are dust and dirt free (to an extent anyway).

    But there is dust everywhere, on the stairs, the kit, the shelves, the rack. I'm not willing to accept that in 2017 there is no automatic method or device that can be employed to prevent this.
    Martin



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    Technics SL1200 with Sumiko h/s & Nagaoka MP50 * Firebottle valve MM phono stage * Parasound CDPi1000 * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



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    Quote Originally Posted by struth View Post
    You can get modern equ. biggish ones are about 150. Smaller desk size abou 40
    Are they any good though?
    Martin



    Current Lash Up:

    Technics SL1200 with Sumiko h/s & Nagaoka MP50 * Firebottle valve MM phono stage * Parasound CDPi1000 * NVA P90SA passive pre / Krell KSA50S Power amp * JM Lab Electra 926 loudspeakers *



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    Quote Originally Posted by Macca View Post

    But there is dust everywhere, on the stairs, the kit, the shelves, the rack. I'm not willing to accept that in 2017 there is no automatic method or device that can be employed to prevent this.
    You need a cleaning lady.

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    Regards,
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    Agreed, how do you stop the DUST !!!!! RCM's are great..... until you get the record on the Turntable.... THEN?.... where does that dust come from???????

    It's a bit like magic waiting for you to play your favorite record. without pops and clicks.

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    a lot f it is your dead skin. then there is pollen, spores, bits of fabric etc....
    Regards,
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    Sometimes incompetence is useful. It helps you keep an open mind.
    .... ..... ...... ...... ................... ..... ..... ..... ..... .....
    IMUTO TAURUS X4 BATTERY SUPPLY. - RPI2B & AUDIOPHONICS DAC running MOODE 3.7- TONBRUX BATTERY SUPPLY & CHROMECAST2 AUDIO DONGLE no1 - JBE SERIES 3 SLATEDECK & EMOTIVA XPS-1 PHONO - DENON DV2900 - TWIN PRO MONOBLOCK AMPLIFIERS. - XIANG SHENG DAC\PRE\HEADPHONE AMP. -AUDIO TECHNICA ATH-MSR7 & OPPO PM-3 PLANAR HEADPHONES - WIN10 JRIVER22, SPOTIFY PREMIUM- KINPS CABLES, SMSL M6 MINIDAC, CHROMECAST2 AUDIO DONGLE no2 POWERED BY ANKER BATTERY PSU - FULL RANGE TWIN & SINGLE TELEFUNKEN's - Q ACOUSTIC BT3 actives - CANTON SUB - TANDBERG TCD310 CASS - CARTS.. ACD xlm mk1 integra, AT95SA Shibata, SHURE N55 SAS, SHURE M55E original, JVC MD1029. - RCA CABLES BY BRIAN SPKR CABLES BY MOI HAIR BY MARCO FEET BY ELECTRICBEACH - MAINS REGENERATED BY POWERINSPIRED AND FILTERED BY BELKIN PUREAV.

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