I saw a demo where a truly crappy LP was … transformed. The music on the LP? Fine — well, except for the pops, clicks, and scratches. Seriously. This LP was FUBAR’d. But then … with the touch of a “button” on an iPhone app … all that crap disappeared. That is, the LP was suddenly “fixed”. Wait, what???? Part Time Audiophile
In conclusion, I would say that if you are into vinyl, the SugarCube is a "must have" component in your audio arsenal. Not only will it enhance the pleasure of listening to your records that are less than Near Mint condition, but it will probably change the way you buy records, and also save you a ton of money in the process since you can now seriously consider buying Very Good and even Good condition records that are usually priced exponentially lower than their Mint or Near Mint counterparts. I had no hesitation in purchasing the SC-1 to add to my reference system and once you give this component an audition, I am sure many of you vinyl lovers will also be tempted to do the same. Tone Audio
The SugarCube™ is a line of all-in-one vinyl noise removal and recording/playback components. The SugarCube SC-1 and SC-2 are the first audiophile-grade products to enable non-destructive click & pop removal on any vinyl LP record in real-time. The SC-2 also records digitally - providing automatic LP metadata identification and tagging, track splitting and recording to connected USB storage
Line-in/line-out two channel real-time click and pop removal component for vinyl LP listening. Front Panel: Bypass Mode, Click and Pop Algorithm Engage and Disengage, Click and Pop Monitoring, Algorithm Threshold Control and Display. Internal A/D and D/A – 192k/24bit. Includes WiFi USB adaptor and iOS/Android mobile apps for control.
SweetVinyl SugarCube SC-1 is an all-in-one vinyl noise removal and recording/playback component. The SugarCube SC-1 is the first audiophile-grade product to enable non-destructive click & pop removal on any vinyl LP record in real-time.
SC-1 has been designed as a convenient way to improve your listening experience. With countless records in collections across the world exposed to often unavoidable wear-and-tear over years of ownership, even the most advanced cleaning systems can struggle to remove all unwanted noises from the surface of a record. SC-1 does the finest job of cleaning up these records to an almost-like-new level, using a specially-developed proprietary digital process.
Easy to install into any vinyl hi-fi system with an external phono stage, SC-1 is also effortlessly easy to use. Simply press a button to initiate the digital clean-up process, and then turn a dial to adjust the strength of the process. Handled throughout the process by only the finest audiophile-grade components available for the price, the audio signal remains tonally unharmed, and retains the space, depth and clarity of the original analogue record, only removing the unwanted elements of the vinyl record.
When in bypass mode, a high-quality internal relay isolates the audio signal from any digital process to ensure you only hear the original audio exactly as you normally would. With the supplied USB fob, you can add further convenience by adjusting and switching the SC-1 process on or off via SweetVinyl's SugarCube app.
- Real-time, non-destructive, digital click/pop noise algorithm
- Bypass disengages digital processing with audiophile relay
- Built-in ADC and DAC handling 24-bit / 192kHz Hi-Res quality
- Ethernet and USB digital interfaces for internet connectivity
- Wi-Fi USB module included
- Front Display indicates removal strength and unit status
- Button to engage click and pop removal
- Monitor button to hear only the removed noise
- Supports virtually any external phono stage
- Includes iOS and Android mobile apps for remote control