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br6388
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Quiex II

I just purchased a Quiex II promo copy of Dire Straits "Brothers In Arms." I thought all Quiex II lps were suppose to be translucent because of the virgin vinyl they use, this one isn't. I have a Quiex II copy of Neil Young's "Everybody's Rockn" and it is translucent.

Does anybody know what the story is with Quiex II records?

Thanks

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Re: Quiex II

Hi Bill

I have quite a few Quiex ii vinyl and none is translucent.
Not 100% sure about this but i believe translucent lps is something like colored vinyl.It is more of a manufacturer's option rather a quality of the material.

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Re: Quiex II

Quiex II was a pure vinyl formulation that was colored with dye rather than the more commonly used carbon black (which has coarse granules and creates noise). The discs are usually "black," but if you hold them up to light, you should see some light coming through the vinyl -- it's not precisely translucent, but it looks sort of glowy/brownish rather than blocking out all the light.

I worked at a record press at the time that a certain Arizona pressing facility was labeling its pressings as "Quiex II," and there were rumors that the stickers went on a lot of records that didn't use the vinyl. I have no way of knowing if that was true or if it was sour grapes on the parts of other presses.

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Re: Quiex II

Thanks for the info Wes

I thought Bill meant "totally see through" but to be honest,
i never hold a quinex ii up to the light to check it since i wasn't aware of this. Thanks again.

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