For now i've decided it might be better for my wallet if i don't find out which versions i have. I believe my newest one might be a more early model, with the way it takes "steps".
Could also be my imagination, of course.
These "steps" are clearly visible in frequency/channel separation graphs published in HiFi Choice reviews at the time - as the "sensitivity" of the cartridge is increased/decreased at the "step" - resulting in a graph that does not have a straight continuity, but resembles a telegraph wire on the poles; each "step" in servo control being equal to a real pole in telegraph :
The paper speed etc in Bruel & Kjaer printouts correspond to exactly the 1.8 seconds ( time for a revolution at 33 1/3 RPM ) intervals of the "steps" - and as it was a group test of Technics linear trackers, early models did not do as well as later ones ...
It is not the end of the world - but might be audible with a really well recorded acoustic music.
As noted, later models were completely free from this problem.
SL-7 is potentially the best of all Technics linear trackers ( and can hold its own against anything yet made to play records, regarle$$ of price ) - but by the time it is truly put to order, its purchase price becomes next to invisible.
So, your idea of leaving as it is - is not out of place - at all !
That is ONE record - out of all existing in the world ... (made possible by the advance in computers, for no particular reason but "show" & " because we can do it ".)
SL-7 has more gremlins lurking within than its fair share; but even as it is, it is a decent TT.
I respect what Jack was trying to do, but he honestly overcomplicated things. And the extra track under the label? Oh come on
I never said it wasn't good.
No you din.