Static eliminator / demagnetizer IME1
Example of installation(When using our player "LFT 1") *Dedicated Mounting Stand is sold separately.
6 Key Features
|Suppresses static electricity even during listening||Highly reduces staticky noises|
|Prevents dust adhesion on vinyl and stylus||Allows for clearer and precise music quality|
|Prevents device damage due to electrostatic discharge in dry room during winter||Erases the magnetic field on vinyl|
Function of static eliminator
Record and stylus static electricity problem
Static electricity and record board
The voltage on vinyl is over 500 volts when taken out from the jacket. This is called peeling static electricity, when taken out the voltage changes with speed and pressure. Static electricity voltage changes when vinyl moves, even on clothes. A Voltage of several hundred remains even if it platter is placed on the ground. When cleaning vinyl, static electricity drops several dozen volts.
Generation of static electricity by the stylus
Even if static electricity on vinyl is eliminated before playing, static electricity is generated by friction between stylus and vinyl. This friction often generates a voltage of over one hundred volts.
The effect of static electricity on records
Static electricity + and - attraction, and + and + repulsion force work. The size is determined in inverse proportion to the square of the distance between the stylus and vinyl. If the force becomes too large force, the stylus does not accurately follow the vinyl groove.
Micro gap discharge
As friction continues, the voltage increases steadily but when it exceeds the withstanding voltage of the gap between + and -, it discharges. When this is repeated, it becomes a certain level, and the noise discharge goes to the cartridge and becomes noise.
Rotating electric field
When a random static electricity on vinyl turns, a rotating electric field is generated. Current flows to the cartridge due to the rotating electric field, and it comes out as noise.
Noise mixing due to rotating electric field
|After 20 seconds of operation
Attenuation transition of rotating electric field due to operation of IME 1 (vinyl rotatation state)
Principle of static elimination of IME 1
+ And - ions come out from the bottom exit of the IME 1. - When vinyl is charged, - ions flicker. On the other hand, + ions combine with - ions on the vinyl, and the voltage disappears. When the vinyl is charged to +, this movement is reversed.
|Principle of static elimination by ion disappears
||30 seconds after operation
Temporary evacuation of static electricity by operation of IME 1 (stationary state of record board)
Principle of static elimination by ion disappears
The following is a graph showing electrostatic charging of the record board during playing. While playing, due to the friction between the record and the needle, the charging voltage will increase with the lapse of time. However, if you run the IME 1, you can suppress the charging through the static elimination function.
|Static electricity voltage change
||Static electricity voltage change
Function of demagnetizing section
Magnetism of the record board
Vinyl is nonmagnetic material. However, a very small amount of magnetism remains in vinyl. Random magnetization generates the rotating magnetic field and goes to the cartridge as noise.
Operation of demagnetizer
When the button is pressed, the attenuation magnetic field is radiated from the bottom of the IME 1 for about 12 seconds to erase the magnetism of the vinyl.
|Installation distance at static elimination
[Neutralization] Installation distance 80-100 mm Allow the air outlet to come to a height of about 80-100 mm from the record board, then tilt the machine by about 15 ° so that the ion flows on the record board. Press the SE button to start playing. Always run this machine while playing.
|Installation distance when demagnetizing
[Demagnetization] installation distance 5-10 mm While floating 5-10 mm from the record board, press the ME button. During operation, the buzzer turns on and the demagnetizing ends in 12 seconds. After completion, the power turns off automatically.
Designated holder HLD 1
HLD 1 (sold separately)
Static eliminator / demagnetizer IME1
|Method||Ion blow type static eliminator & damping type degausser configuration / main body & AC adapter|
|Constitution||Body and AC adapter|
|Static eliminator||limination method: ion blowing type
Elimination time: 30 sec or less
Until the voltage becomes 50 V or less
Distance to the record board 100 mm
|Demagnetizer||Degaussing method: Damping magnetic field equation
Demagnetization time: 12 sec
Distance to the record board 5 mm
|Power supply||DC12V 0.5A 100/240V
AC adapter included (cord length:1,500mm)
Supplied from our LFT 1, TAT 1
|Mounting method||UNF 1/4 screw hole (camera mounting screw)|
|Size||155 W × 62 H × 43 D Convex part not included|
|Fixed target||IME1 only|
|Vertical movement amount||220mm|
|Left / right movement amount||80mm|
Combination of IME1 and HLD1(sold separately)
Example of installation(When using our player "LFT 1")*Dedicated Mounting Stand is sold separately.
Dimensions of IME1 and HLD1(Front)
Dimensions of IME1 and HLD1(Top)