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SweetVinyl Sugarcube SC-1 Pop & Click Remover
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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.

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 (read our FAQ), 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 (see our Top Upgrades tab). 

Key Features

  • Integrated real-time, non-destructive, digital click and pop noise algorithm
  • Bypass mode to disengage digital processing with audiophile-grade relay
  • Built-in Analogue-Digital Converter (ADC) and Digital-Analogue Converter (DAC)
  • Digital process handled in 24-bit / 192kHz Hi-Res quality
  • Ethernet and USB digital interfaces for internet connectivity
  • Wi-Fi USB module included
  • Front Display indicates click and pop 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 option
  • Available in black or Silver
Sweet Vinyl SugarCube SC1, Hi-Fi World, October 2018

Hi-Fi World, October 2018

Score: 4/5 Globes 
  EXCELLENT - Extremely Capable 

Comments of Note:
"The Sugarcube SC-1 processor certainly worked well – listening to the Click monitor proved that."
"These options make for a fascinating experience that demonstrates clearly what the SC-1 is doing."


Read the full review here

Sweet Vinyl  SugarCube SC1, Audio Appraisal, Online Review

Audio Appraisal, Online Review

Comments of Note:
"The SugarCube enhances the listening experience with vinyl old and new, and for that it earns a thoroughly deserved recommendation. Vinyl has never sounded so sweet."

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SweetVinyl SugarCube SC-1, Hi-Fi News, August 2018

Hi-Fi News, August 2018

Reviewed By: Nick Tate
Labs By: Paul Miller
Sound Quality: 82%

Comments of Note:
"For many vinyl junkies, the Holy Grail is scratch-free record reproduction. This new device throws serious digital signal processing at the problem, and largely succeeds."

 Read the full review here.

SweetVinyl SC-1, Analog Planet, April 2018

Analog Planet, April 2018

Reviewed By: Michael Fremer

Comments of Note:
"What you have here is a product that is technically finessed in the digital domain, informed by experience and commitment in the analog world and built to the level audiophiles expect at an unexpectedly reasonable price."

 Read the full review here.

How do I connect the SC-1?

The RCA inputs to the SugarCube SC-1 are Line level, so they require a phono stage to either sit between the turntable and the SC-1 or for a phono stage to be built into the turntable. Alternatively, if your amplifier has the facility, you can connect the SC-1 to the Tape Out of the amplifier. The RCA outputs of the SC-1 connect into an amplifier via any Line level input.

Why is the SC-1 set to convert at 24-bit/192kHz hi-res?

Throughout the SweetVinyl team's development of the SC-1 and SC-2, they carried out extensive recording, testing and analysis of thousands of LPs from the 1950s through to the present day. Their research showed that it was very difficult to measure much data past 90kHz - so setting the SC-1 and SC-2 click & pop remover algorithim to a 24-bit/192kHz process gave plenty of 'headroom', so all the musical information will be present at the output stage.

Why does the SC-1 not support DSD?

When handling DSD data streams it is not possible to run SweetVinyl's specially developed click & pop remover algorithim. For that reason, the SC-1 and SC-2 only work with PCM data.

The team at SweetVinyl have looked into the possibility of recording to DSD in the SC-2, however as the company's specially developed digital signal processes can only operate on PCM data, in this application DSD would only be an "output setting" rather than a true representation of the digital recording.

Does using the SC-1 mean I don’t need to clean my records?

The SC-1 reduces the impact of many of the negative effects of dirty vinyl records. However, dirty vinyl records can also have a negative impact on your cartridge life and on the lifespan of the records themselves. So we always recommend you maintain your records as best as possible, either with the Spin Clean Record Washer System or the VC-S MK II.

Does the SC-1 eliminate static noise?

Where static build-up results in clicks and pops, the SC-1 will make a difference to your sound. However, general static noise has a profile similar to surface noise and therefore will not be eliminated by the SC-1 algorithm.

SugarCube App

The SugarCube App allows for complete control of the SweetVinyl SC-1 and SC-2 devices. For circumstances where you cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network, it's still possible to use the app by pairing your smart device to the SugarCube's own integrated network.

Control Screens

The Sound and USB tabs allow for control over the playback and recording of your music...

SC-1 & SC-2

  • Easily control the click & pop algorithm functions remotely
  • Listen to the cleaned music, the raw input, or just the clicks
  • Adjust input volumes and left/right balance

SC-2 Only

  • Adjust recording format and sample rate
  • View and scrub the start and end of tracks
  • Playback recordings from any attached USB storage
  • Adjust the headphone level & mute

Metadata Management

The Disc tab allow for control over the playback and recording of your music...

SC-1 & SC-2

  • Display currently playing artist, song, album
  • SweetVinyl connection determines vinyl LP album
  • LP metadata includes:
    • Track name
    • Track duration
    • LP Catalogue Number
    • LP Artwork

SC-2 Only

  • Automatically tags metadata to individual files as recording
  • Displays track splits, and allows easy adjustment
  • Many more useful remote functions
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Express Delivery is FREE on all orders over £50. Express Delivery offers delivery in 24-72 hours from time of purchase. We use premium couriers for this service, mainly DPD & Royal Mail. DPD will offer you a one hour window for delivery to make sure someone is at home, or you can reschedule the delivery if no one is around. 

Standard Deliveries

Here at Kronos AV, we have vast experience with e-commerce sales. Making sure that your parcel arrives undamaged is a huge priority for us. That’s why at Kronos AV, we only use premium couriers for all our orders. All our parcels are shipped with DPD or Royal Mail and are always sent Signed For to make sure it gets to the right person. 

If for any reason your parcel does arrived damaged, please get in touch, and we will be happy to get everything resolved for you. We are always on hand to help!

Details

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