Classic Records Quiex 200 gram vinyl

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Dennis Metz, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City! Thread Starter

    Location:
    Fonthill, Ontario
    I just received a sealed copy of the Suzanne Vega Beauty and Crime Classic records quiex vinyl reissue. Not only is it the noisiest new record I’ve ever purchased, it’s off centre. Not very impressed:cheers:
     
  2. McLover

    McLover Forum Resident

    Location:
    East TN
    Not unusual. Most every 200g Classic I had was noisy and/off center. I am not impressed either.
     
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  3. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City! Thread Starter

    Location:
    Fonthill, Ontario
    It surprised me:cheers:
     
  4. goodboyfred

    goodboyfred Forum Resident

    Classic had some high highs and some low lows. My Stephen Stills Manassas was beautiful and my Neil Young Living With War was a noisy mess.
     
  5. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    Yes, like most things in life, it's on a case by case basis.
     
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  6. c-eling

    c-eling Somehow I See There Are Ships In Her Eyes...

    Just Get The CD :cheers:
    :winkgrin:
     
  7. stax o' wax

    stax o' wax Forum Resident

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    Well they had pressing issues near the end, they replaced my Who -Who's Next twice.
    Spectacular pressings until I got to that one.
     
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  8. vinylontubes

    vinylontubes Forum Resident

    Location:
    Katy, TX
    Classic had issues transitioning from 180g to 200g. There were a lot of complaints about quality control. I never had a problem with any of the 200g pressings. So not all of them are bad. But, there were definitely reports of people returning them. The 200g format wasn't only an increase in mass, it also included a flatter profile that eliminated the groove guard. This caused them a lot of problems. I tend to think it contributed to the demise of Classic Records.
     
  9. stax o' wax

    stax o' wax Forum Resident

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    The West
    That's what I understood as well
     
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  10. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

    Location:
    Boston MA
    It got so bad with CR that I had to use their hand selected service from the CR store. I wouldn’t use any other online dealers.
     
  11. dosjam

    dosjam Forum Resident

    Location:
    seattle
    I hear you. I would have bought way more of their records if the QC were better. They had warpage issues as well. Not what you expect
    from a back then $30 record.
     
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  12. Dennis Metz

    Dennis Metz Born In A Motor City! Thread Starter

    Location:
    Fonthill, Ontario
    Groove washer did the trick :edthumbs::cheers:
     
  13. Tullman

    Tullman I prefer analog

    Location:
    Boston MA
    That's good! I've had records like this, that played terribly and after a spin on the RCM they played mint. My VPI has payed for itself over the years.
     
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019 at 3:45 PM
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  14. Tommyboy

    Tommyboy Senior Member

    Location:
    New York
    I have yet to find a Classic pressing of Kind of Blue that plays quietly.
     
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  15. MikeP5877

    MikeP5877 Senior Member

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    OH
    Still off-center?
     
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  16. AnalogJ

    AnalogJ CMO (Chief Musical Officer)

    Location:
    Salem, MA
    My Classic Records KOB pressing (double 33 w/45 alternate "Flamenco Sketches") plays fine. Quiet.

    My 200gm pressing of Peter Gabriel IV is also quiet.

    But they have had some misses, and so has MoFi. I have had some terribly noisy MoFis that I had needed to send back. I also have a 140gm of PG IV which you could barely hear the music over the awful vinyl. And it had nothing to do with cleaning the record.
     
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  17. MYKE

    MYKE Analog Upstairs, Digital Downstairs

    Glad I'm old, and stuck in my ways. My first instinct would be to clean the record, not jump online. :laugh: But that's just me.
     
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  18. tubesandvinyl

    tubesandvinyl Forum Resident

    CR had terrible pressings. I'd now never buy a sealed LP. Play graded only
     
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  19. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

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    Northeast
    Coltrane's One Down, One Up- that is a Classic pressing I could never find in sufficiently quiet playing condition. I think I went through five copies from the various audiophile music retailers.
     
  20. c-eling

    c-eling Somehow I See There Are Ships In Her Eyes...

    Same here, but I think Dennis was waiting for my smart-ass comment. It was bait :laugh:
    Two can play his game :D
     
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  21. hvbias

    hvbias Forum Resident

    Location:
    Northeast
    The 45 rpm single disc black vinyl pressings were much better than any of the 200g QUIEX 33 rpm. I had one 180g test pressing that was quiet enough, but still didn't have a black enough background that this album needs. My major annoyance at the time with those flood of test pressings was the lack of album art.
     
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  22. Stone Turntable

    Stone Turntable Dedicated Listener

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    New Mexico USA
    This is definitely a “You know you’ve been on SHF too long when you instantly get this joke” post.

    :cheers:
     
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  23. I can’t even comprehend 200g records. A waste and no advantage to better sound.
     
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  24. c-eling

    c-eling Somehow I See There Are Ships In Her Eyes...

    180's scare me enough on those old motors... :laugh:
     
  25. patient_ot

    patient_ot Forum Resident

    Location:
    USA
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong but didn't Classic go through a few different pressing plants (e.g. RTI, Bill Smith, etc.) before attempting to set up their own operation?

    And then with those in-house pressed LPs that is where most of the problems were?

    Based on feedback I've heard over the years I've been put off on buying anything sealed as well, even though Acoustic Sounds and other shops have NOS sealed Classic LPs for sale. I did just take a chance on one of the 140g Who reissues...will see if that pans out or it turns out to be a noisy mess.
     

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