X Sounds - 3 x 7" Lathe Cut Record Set

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X Sounds - 3 x 7" Lathe Cut Record Set

79.99
  • Three 7-inch Lathe Cut Square Picture Discs
  • Full Length 18-track CD
  • 13" Cedarwood Hanger w/ Chrome Clips
  • Hand-Stitched 270g Lynx® Opaque Paper Sleeves

    BONUS: Free Kit Kite x Burlei Poster Included With Each Order

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    **Only accepting orders in the domestic US at this time.
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Records feature one image and one song per side.
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Each record is made, cut, and assembled by hand.
Every piece is one-of-a-kind, and
features different characteristics which we believe adds to the beauty and uniqueness which can only come from a handcrafted, artisanal product.
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What is a Lathe cut record?

Lathe cut records are made by 'impressing' the sound onto a plastic disc.
They are cut in real time, by a real person and made out of hard polycarbonate plastic that will last as long as a pressed record. These records should be treated like unique works of playable, musical art. It is like the difference between selling a cheap gift shop print of a painting and an original artist print of that painting. These records are made out of hard polycarbonate plastic and will last as long as a pressed record.

How do these sound?

Lathe cut records are much more quiet than pressed vinyl, so be sure to turn up the volume! The grooves aren't as deep so occasionally it takes dropping the needle more than once to get it into the groove properly. All records are Mono and play at 33 1/3 rpm. They do not degrade after repeated listens.

Will these play on any turntable?

These records do not always play well on all turntables, especially cheap turntables without a weighted tonearm. However, they have all been play tested to make sure that they track on a properly weighted record player. Lighter tonearm weight and neutral anti-skating works best. Sometimes the needle will get caught in between the grooves and sound awful. You can usually gently nudge the needle sideways into the bottom of the groove, which should fix the problem. Inexpensive players with these needles in particulars tend to have more problems than professional cartridges.