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    Houdini has escaped the parcel service...

    Really easy to fit, but I am glad I had spare screws available, as I used the wrong ones to connect the cartridge.
    Who reads instructions these days?
    Kevin

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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post


    Houdini has escaped the parcel service...

    Really easy to fit, but I am glad I had spare screws available, as I used the wrong ones to connect the cartridge.
    Who reads instructions these days?
    And your initial thoughts Kevin?
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    Initial thoughts are that it certainly makes a difference. The question is if you like that difference.
    The difference on a recorded file is obvious.

    I have done two short needle drops. One with a Houdini, and one without.

    File 1 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oem...ew?usp=sharing

    File 2 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1et6...ew?usp=sharing

    Which do you prefer?

    I will be posting my thoughts a bit later This week after I have had time to listen to what it does, and then remove it, and have another listen.
    The needle drops are a quick way to do an A/B as they capture the essence of the difference.
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  4. #124
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    Thanks Kevin.

    I can hear the difference on my iPad! I’ll not suggest publicly which I think has the Houdini mounted, I have sent you a pm with that answer.

    I have a Houdini on order so will respond when I receive and mount it.
    Regards Steve

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    Welcome back to AOS Matt,
    Only just catching up with this thread, Anyway, interesting product, from my own experiments and experiences i realised a long time ago that decoupling items from their suroundings rather than trying to fasten everything down to a solid mass was a better way to go in many ways, good luck with the product, and your charity work
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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    Initial thoughts are that it certainly makes a difference. The question is if you like that difference.
    The difference on a recorded file is obvious.

    I have done two short needle drops. One with a Houdini, and one without.

    File 1 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oem...ew?usp=sharing

    File 2 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1et6...ew?usp=sharing

    Which do you prefer?

    I will be posting my thoughts a bit later This week after I have had time to listen to what it does, and then remove it, and have another listen.
    The needle drops are a quick way to do an A/B as they capture the essence of the difference.
    It's always hard when listening to these things through a computer, but I'd be very surprised if file 1 wasn't with the Houdini, and if I'm right I'll explain why!

    Oh, and you need to clean your records better - I can still hear some clicks and pops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    Initial thoughts are that it certainly makes a difference. The question is if you like that difference.
    The difference on a recorded file is obvious.

    I have done two short needle drops. One with a Houdini, and one without.

    File 1 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oem...ew?usp=sharing

    File 2 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1et6...ew?usp=sharing

    Which do you prefer?

    I will be posting my thoughts a bit later This week after I have had time to listen to what it does, and then remove it, and have another listen.
    The needle drops are a quick way to do an A/B as they capture the essence of the difference.
    Given my experiences with the Houdini I'd also go with file 1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Marco View Post
    It's always hard when listening to these things through a computer, but I'd be very surprised if file 1 wasn't with the Houdini, and if I'm right I'll explain why!

    Oh, and you need to clean your records better - I can still hear some clicks and pops!

    Marco.
    Clicks and pops left in there so people know it is a vinyl record. I did not brush it down before playing, and it has been a while since it has been on the RCM.

    File 1 is indeed the Houdini.
    Kevin

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    Seems to do what it says on the tin then, except I notice a couple of people preferred file 2... must be half deaf
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    Quote Originally Posted by CageyH View Post
    Initial thoughts are that it certainly makes a difference. The question is if you like that difference.
    The difference on a recorded file is obvious.

    I have done two short needle drops. One with a Houdini, and one without.

    File 1 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1oem...ew?usp=sharing

    File 2 https://drive.google.com/file/d/1et6...ew?usp=sharing

    Which do you prefer?

    I will be posting my thoughts a bit later This week after I have had time to listen to what it does, and then remove it, and have another listen.
    The needle drops are a quick way to do an A/B as they capture the essence of the difference.
    Crikey that was quite a difference, I think I will be investing in a Houdini as soon as I have the cash
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