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post #1336 of 2460

Well you can add on the second arm mount later, too. That arm is butt ugly, but I heard about it recently on SH as well...Interesting to say the least.

 

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Originally Posted by analogsurviver View Post

I had something totally different in mind than ANY pivoted arm - the Rauna Opus 3 Cantus parallel tracker. http://www.lencoheaven.net/forum/index.php?topic=489.30 A friend , flute player in symphonic orchestra, just got one on my recommendation. He has Stabi S with Stogi Reference arm with Benz Micro LP ( S? MR ? - forgot... ) and had at first Formula IV unipivot arm for his Clearaudio Virtuoso Wood , everything mounted on Stabi S. BTW, this was the very first two arm version of Stabi S in existance. 

 

After he will return from a tour, I will double check and fine tune what he has assembled together - but he is more than happy with Cantus/Clearaudio compared to Kuzma/Benz already. I will take some photos and record the technical and musical performance of the Cantus with a DSD recorder- that should prove to be quite a threat. What I only fear some on the fly VTA adjuster will prove to be indispensable aftermarket add on - stay tuned.

post #1337 of 2460
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Originally Posted by MorbidToaster View Post

Well you can add on the second arm mount later, too. That arm is butt ugly, but I heard about it recently on SH as well...Interesting to say the least.

 

Well, I was looking for some parallel tracker that can do without compressed air or electrical servo, AND is reasonable free from pollution - some otherwise great parallel trackers will malfunction with the slightest speck of dust. Cantus is a proven design - and beauty is in the eye of the beholder anyway. As long it is not Coyotte Ugly - fine with me.

post #1338 of 2460

12" arms? I want one of those asappopcorn.gif Are the tables that take those usually on the more expensive end? A few quick examples please?

post #1339 of 2460

So I did your test and not a peep, I basicaly had to pound on the table to get it to transmit through my cans.  So at least for now that means MORE VINYL!!!!!!   L3000.gif

post #1340 of 2460
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So I did your test and not a peep, I basicaly had to pound on the table to get it to transmit through my cans.  So at least for now that means MORE VINYL!!!!!!   L3000.gif

biggrin.gif - the best. Goes to say Pro-Ject 9.2 has effective enough suspension.

 

No experience with 9.2, had to google it for details, no concrete info on suspension. It appears to be  very good in bang for the buck department. The  reputation for a brand takes years, if not decades, to get "really established" - and Pro-Ject seem to offer more new features on their recent decks than  the more conservative can swallow. I have heard controversial opinions on their carbon fibre arms, would like to have a chance of putting one through its paces myself.

 

In any case, you are at the level a bit better "toothpick" in the future might be in order, no need to spla$h otherwise - except for MORE VINYL.

post #1341 of 2460

I have a question, Ive read that when you set up your table, particularly when you're setting the downward force, that when you set it up for a regular vinyl, that the force will be lower when you put on a heavy weight LP. Does this mean that when you set the force that you put a record on the table and then put the force gauge on top of the record? or would you put the gauge on the platter and just set it a little higher?

post #1342 of 2460
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I have a question, Ive read that when you set up your table, particularly when you're setting the downward force, that when you set it up for a regular vinyl, that the force will be lower when you put on a heavy weight LP. Does this mean that when you set the force that you put a record on the table and then put the force gauge on top of the record? or would you put the gauge on the platter and just set it a little higher?

Not a big deal with VPI unipivot arm. The difference would be in 0.0X gram range - considering dynamic variations that inevitably occur during normal playback, this is not worth mentioning. But nevertheless I try to measure VTF at as close to the exact height as normal record is playing as possible. It might be of importance with some super precisely made carts, like those of Jan Allearts - but I doubt it will be audible in practice with ""normal" pivoted arm as VPI.

 

It IS big deal with some very unorthodox designs - like Transcriptors Vestigal arm. The only real solution with this arm is to change VTA/height when playing heavyweights - otherwise your VTA, VTF, azimuth and antiskate will be unacceptably thrown off balance. Getting VTF right in this case without correction for other(s) is simply not good enough.

post #1343 of 2460
Thread Starter 
VTA of course will also be slightly different between normal and 180g vinyl. But I do not change it for each. That's just too much.
post #1344 of 2460
Me neither Skylab.
post #1345 of 2460
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Originally Posted by Skylab View Post

VTA of course will also be slightly different between normal and 180g vinyl. But I do not change it for each. That's just too much.

True. I very rarely change VTA as often as warranted by sound, normal or 180 g vinyl, but in cases things really do start sounding strange, VTA lever on my Eminent Technology ET2 does see action. Then again, it is THE best implementation of VTA on any arm - ever, being the only one ( patented ) that does not affect anything else but the VTA.

 

A very good link regarding VTA : 

 

http://www7a.biglobe.ne.jp/~yosh/vta.htm

post #1346 of 2460

so, as much as I like getting mail the general size of records it sucks when they are shaped like a horse shoe.  There is now one less original pressing of Pink Floyd The Wall in existence now frown.gif

post #1347 of 2460

Get the 2012 LPs. They're excellent. I have WYWH and DSOTM and plan to get The Wall asap. Quiet vinyl and a great master.

 

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so, as much as I like getting mail the general size of records it sucks when they are shaped like a horse shoe.  There is now one less original pressing of Pink Floyd The Wall in existence now frown.gif

post #1348 of 2460
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Originally Posted by awsanderson View Post

so, as much as I like getting mail the general size of records it sucks when they are shaped like a horse shoe.  There is now one less original pressing of Pink Floyd The Wall in existence now frown.gif

The size of a LP is about the worse you can have regarding shipping. For valuable or It Is Now Or Never Again  records I insist on super safe packaging - like requiring LP being shipped in "sandwich" between 2 sheets of 5 mm or so thick plywood. Not particularly popular with the sellers, but if a seller absolutely refuses to do it, despite alowing for increase of handling/shipping, perhaps not worth buying from such a seller ? Searching for the desired LP, paying premium for it only to receive after long anticipation something for the dustbin is the most expensive way of getting vinyl.

 

Another tactics that works even better against demage in transit is called Cubism - order so many LPs the package is a nice 12 " cube ...

post #1349 of 2460

I've started to request my LPs be shipped outside their outer sleeves to prevent seam splits. Hoping it catches on. Tired of getting torn copies.

post #1350 of 2460
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I've started to request my LPs be shipped outside their outer sleeves to prevent seam splits. Hoping it catches on. Tired of getting torn copies.

This is standard practice with good sellers, particularly of pre-loved vinyl - but requesting it goes another mile towards preventing seam splits.

 

Usually, good sellers will send a LP outside its outer sleeve, with both the LP inside its inner sleeve and outer sleeve together inside PVC outer sleeve, everything in special LP carton. If it is rare or very $$$ - add 2 sheets of 5 mm plywood for greatest possible protection during shipping of a single LP.

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