Shure TTR-101 test record

FAQ #3828 Updated July 02, 2015

Question:

What can I find out about the TTR-101 test record?  It was called "An Audio Obstacle Course."

Answer:

The TTR-101 was introduced in 1967 as a companion to the Shure V15-II phono cartridge.   It was a 33 1/3 rpm LP.  The contents were:

Side One
Band One: Introduction / explanation of the TTR-101 and how to use it.
Band Two: High-frequency mistracking test using orchestral bells.
Band Three: Mistracking test using drum and cymbals.
Band Four: Anti-skating test.
Band Five: Low-frequency mistracking test using a bass drum.
Band Six: Hum and rumble test using silent grooves.

Side Two
Band One: Balance and polarity (phasing) test.
Band Two: Mistracking test using electronic organ (left channel).
Band Three: Mistracking test using accordion (left channel).
Band Five: Mistracking test using harpsichord (left channel).
Band Four: Band Three: Mistracking test using piano (left channel). Band Six: Mistracking test using electronic organ (right channel).
Band Seven: Mistracking test using piano (right channel).
Band Eight: Mistracking test using accordion (right channel).
Band Nine: Mistracking test using harpsichord (right channel).

Sorry, the TTR-101 is no longer available.

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