Millercarbon....or increase vtf slightly to eliminate mistracking. Very many high end audiophiles don't use a/s
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I am not at the engineering level of most of the contributors of this thread but let me pose a solution that I think is quite simple and then you all can make fun of me.
The stylus travels in almost a straight line toward the center.
The skating force is along the same line .
If you tilt)level the entire turntable in the opposite direction of the skating force, won't gravity compensate to keep the stylus at a neutral skate?
Jack, it is my understanding that the skating force is not equal across the entire stylus path from lead in to lead out... plus, even if one were to consider doing what you suggest, any sprung table, or any unipivot arm, would use the same forces of gravity to try to “correct” the tilt you intentionally created. I could be wrong, but..
Lewm, I know the numbered value dials you refer to (I’m kinda *from* the good old days ;) ). The Rega arm has a few detents in the antiskate lever which represent 0.5,1.0,1.5,2.0 (iirc), and the manual suggests choosing the value that represents your cartridge’s downforce. I fiddled with the lever on his arm until it behaved as I described in my post. It ended up being between the lowest and second lowest values on that lever for a cartridge with a 2.1 g downforce.
Jack, The stylus travels in an arc with the pivot point of the tonearm at its center (not a straight line). Tilting the turntable is about the same as hanging an anti-skate weight on a string, to pull the tonearm toward the spindle (as is done with many tonearms), but it raises other issues of wear and distortion, so I wouldn't advise doing it. (You'd have to tilt the TT very precisely toward the spindle, and you'd be guessing at the resulting anti-skate force.)