Just accidentally left my 2M Blue stylus spinning in dead wax for over an hour

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by sepsism, Aug 6, 2022 at 11:51 AM.

  1. sepsism

    sepsism Degenerate Metalhead Thread Starter

    Location:
    New Zealand
    Seems to be fine.
     
  2. Davey

    Davey NP: Carmen Villain ~ Only Love From Now On (2022)

    Location:
    SF Bay Area, USA
    Most of us have probably left it spinning overnight, just add it to the hours and try not to do it too often :)
     
  3. sepsism

    sepsism Degenerate Metalhead Thread Starter

    Location:
    New Zealand
    What should I replace with?
     
  4. sepsism

    sepsism Degenerate Metalhead Thread Starter

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    Haha it’s never happened before. Surely you jest?
     
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  5. Davey

    Davey NP: Carmen Villain ~ Only Love From Now On (2022)

    Location:
    SF Bay Area, USA
    You mean when it wears out? How do you like it? Do you have an idea how many hours it has?
     
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  6. sepsism

    sepsism Degenerate Metalhead Thread Starter

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    It’s fine I guess. I could do with a lot more of course.
     
  7. Davey

    Davey NP: Carmen Villain ~ Only Love From Now On (2022)

    Location:
    SF Bay Area, USA
    Unfortunately no jest. Think I also remember leaving it on one day before going to work. Think I saw someone here forgot to turn off their table before leaving for vacation, that's a bit more worrisome :)
     
  8. sepsism

    sepsism Degenerate Metalhead Thread Starter

    Location:
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    Thank God for that.
     
  9. Ntotrar

    Ntotrar Forum Sciolist

    Location:
    Tri-Cities TN
    No problem it's happened to me, I have the Bronze but if you are enjoying the Blue just replace the stylus when its time. Some folks think the Blue is the sweet spot of the 2M family.
     
  10. sepsism

    sepsism Degenerate Metalhead Thread Starter

    Location:
    New Zealand
    I do have an obscene amount of disposable income. But methinks better spent on a car. Maybe the blue is not cutting it. I have a great Davie Bowie record here cut at half speed. And my ****ty rig is letting it down.
     
  11. cdash99

    cdash99 Senior Member

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  12. Spitfire

    Spitfire Senior Member

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    No big deal. That's like 3 sides of a record as far as time goes.
     
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  13. sepsism

    sepsism Degenerate Metalhead Thread Starter

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    cdash99, Cheers ears, I was thinking a 1500C with the autolift.
     
  14. sepsism

    sepsism Degenerate Metalhead Thread Starter

    Location:
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    Spitfire, it was quite the horrific find. Lord knows how long it was there. Taking what damage. All I know is I should probably upgrade to be safe.
     
  15. shadowlord

    shadowlord Forum Resident

    Location:
    Austria
    i would not worry too much if the run out was fairly clean. The blue is a great cart in my opinion.
    (just spinning some Gerry Rafferty with mine)
     
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  16. sepsism

    sepsism Degenerate Metalhead Thread Starter

    Location:
    New Zealand
    Nice! Yes I’m enjoying some extended listening in the aftermath of a huge party. Last man standing.
     
  17. Mark Shred

    Mark Shred Fiery the angels fell..........

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    Pendle
    To add to everyone else's comments......Don't worry ! Nothing will have happened to the stylus.

    Move along.....
     
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  18. Leao

    Leao Forum Resident

    Nothing to concern yourself about..it happens.
     
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  19. curbach

    curbach Some guy on the internet

    Location:
    The ATX
    No harm, no foul. Relax.
     
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  20. avanti1960

    avanti1960 Forum Resident

    Location:
    Chicago metro, USA
    The dead wax loop is more "friendly" to the stylus than the rest of the record where the music exists. It is basically a smooth groove that continues as a loop.
    Grooves with music have twists and turns and undulations that can wear a stylus and suspension more than a smooth flat groove.
    In other words- less harmful than a playing a full record. No harm, keep on rocking....
     
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  21. Leonthepro

    Leonthepro Skeptically Optimistic

    Location:
    Sweden
    How?
     
  22. Oelewapper

    Oelewapper Plays vinyl instead of installing it on the floor.

    Just one hour is not a big deal; most styli last 500 to 1000 hours.
    But some people do it every side for like 10 minutes, side after side… in those cases it’s probably wise to get an automatic tonearm lifter, to prolong the stylus lifespan.


    Nice way to make vinyl powder lol
    Did it grind through the record? :p
     
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  23. JackG

    JackG Forum Resident

    Location:
    NJ
    Was it Sgt. Pepper? If not, should be ok then.
     
  24. theflattire

    theflattire Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Honolulu
    I fall asleep all the time.
    Blue is a nice cart if you match it with a good phono stage. I upgraded my phono stage and would still be using the Blue but my new cart was already in the mail.
     
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  25. Boltman92124

    Boltman92124 Go Padres!!

    Location:
    San Diego
    How do you like the MP7? What did you have before it?
     

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