I tried messing with my Technics P205CMKlll last night , adjusted the Stylus pressure , took off the cart and cleaned , something is not tracking correctly . I put on Donald Fagen The Nightfly and on track 1 ok LP it is right off the bat having trouble tracking , distorted and as the song progresses it cleans up ...
@tommypenngotti This cartridhe has very tall nude diamond,
look at my picture, if you can’t see it when you clean the stylus then your diamond is damaged. At the same time this cartridge ALWAYS has supension problem, it’s a lowrider, almost lay down on the record surface when suspension is bad even at 1.2g tracking force. If you have something like that forget it, no one will be able to repair suspension without completely replacing a cantilever. In this scenario you’d be better with another genuine cartridge, look for the Stanton P-Mount models from this catalog for example. Stanton Stereohedron stylus is amazing.
Your turntable need servicing by professional, on youtube you can find videos about it.
If you have P-mount adaptor then you could try your Technics cartridge on conventional tonearm to make sure about suspension (but it make sense only if the diamond is exactly like on my picture, not damaged or destroyed).
Most people in the US, I think, buy gray market and a retip deal through AT is not available to them.
The independent retippers, like SoundSmith, can be contacted for their possible deals on an AT Art-9.
I expected this answer, but it is absolutely make no sense to buy a brand new model of the japanese cartridge from AT to retip it with thirdparty vendor in USA with different diamond etc. Again: this is a brand new cartridge with full support from the manufacturer in Japan.
If you buy through local authorized dealer you can inquire there. In the US, the dealer is LP Gear.
The cartridge is more widely distributed through dealers in Europe and Japan.
This is much better. I’m just curious about AT policy when it comes to retip, but i’m not interested in buyin’ ART-9. But i think for potential buyers it must be №1 question (to get full support from the manufacturer).