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Furutech DF-2 LP Horizontal Flattener


Ultimate Performance - Ultimate Refinement - Ultimate Luxury
Every vinyl enthusiast has records in their collection, or come across LPs they'd love to own, but were just too warped for any cartridge/arm to track. The DF-2 the one-stop, one-button solution to your problems! The DF-2 provides controlled-heat perfect flattening for all your warped records, even those with only slight irregularities just enough to unsettle your cartridge and cause mistracking.

Warps And Listening
Warps are bad news no matter how you look at it. If the arm/cartridge remains parallel to the LP's surface as with a flat record, VTA (Vertical Tracking Angle) remains unchanged throughout every rotation. Additionally, as the arm/cartridge tracks a warp on its upside, it places greater pressure on the stylus which changes VTF (Vertical Tracking Force) until the peak of the warp, whereupon the cartridge becomes "unloaded" with too little VTF on the way down.

Of course, all this muddles the sound, changing the tonal quality, imaging and soundstage characteristics of the cartridge. A flat record also tracks better with less distortion.

The DF-2 doesnメt take up much room with its space-saving, vertical storage design. Improved film heating technology optimizes the entire heating and cooling cycle for a perfectly flat LP that your cartridge - and you - will love! Just lay the DF-2 flat, open and place the LP on the guides, close and tap a single button! An LCD keeps you informed of progress with a tone sounding when done.

The DF-2 is an upgraded version of the original DFV-1.

"Furutech applies scientific methodologies, perfectly sane engineering and pretty fanatical execution to all of its products."
-- Srajan Ebaen, 6moons.com

"...After a session with the DFV-1, it was flat"
"...I found the DFV-1 Disc Flattener effective for banishing warps from LPs"
-- Michael Fremer, Stereophile October 2007

"...The Furutech DFV-1 performed exactly as advertised and I can say that I wouldnムt change a thing about it"
-- John Potis, 6moons October 2007

"...The DFV-1 flattened any warped LP I threw at, no matter the weight or warping, and did so without damaging the LP in any way I could see or hear"
-- John Crossett, Soundstage September 2007

SPECIFICATIONS
- Rating: 115V±10& AC Line 2A fuse
- European model: 230V±10& AC Line 2A fuse
- Energy Consumption: 100W (max) 25W (Norm)
- Heating plate maximum temp.: 65°C

Safe Usage Environment:

- Humidity 20& - 90& (No condensation)
- Temperature: 5°C/41°F – 35°C/95°F

CAUTION:

Before attempting to flatten any rare or valuable LPs, please test and become familiar with the operation of the DF-2 on an LP of no value. Results cannot be guaranteed and LPs cannot be returned to perfect condition.

Generally there are three types of LP discs (33 1/2 rpm):
1. Lightweight LPs (120g approx.)
2. LPs with groove guards: All but a few manufacturers’ LPs are treatable.Note: The following LPs should not be treated in the DF-2.
• LPs weighing less than 110g
• Light LPs that were manufactured between 1973-74 (Oil crisis)weights range from 100g to 115g.
3. Conventional middleweight LPs (140g approx.): LPs with groove guards: All but a few manufacturers’ LPs are treatable.
4. Heavyweight LPs (190g approx.): 
Heavy LPs without groove guards are now treatable.
5. LPs that cannot be and should not be treated with the DF-2 are as follows:
 • Flexi-disc, EP versions, SP versions and those LPs made with special materials cannot betreated with the DF-2.
At present it is known that the following manufacturers’ LPs are not suitable for flattening bythe DF-2 and treatment should not be attempted:
 • Super Analog Discs, SHEFFILD LAB andBMG-UFA. 

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