Eminent Technology ET-2 Tonearm Owners

Where are you? What mods have you done ?

I have been using these ET2's for over 9 years now.
I am still figuring them out and learning from them. They can be modified in so many ways. Bruce Thigpen laid down the GENIUS behind this tonearm over 20 years ago. Some of you have owned them for over 20 years !

Tell us your secrets.

New owners – what questions do you have ?

We may even be able to coax Bruce to post here. :^)

There are so many modifications that can be done.

Dressing of the wire with this arm is critical to get optimum sonics along with proper counterweight setup.

Let me start it off.

Please tell us what you have found to be the best wire for the ET-2 tonearm ? One that is pliable/doesn’t crink or curl. Whats the best way of dressing it so it doesn’t impact the arm. Through the spindle - Over the manifold - Below manifold ? What have you come up with ?
Very interested in any sonic impressions of the aluminum upgrades (?).  Thanks!
Porter Recording have on ebay this auction for their ET 2.0 on a Technics SP10 MKII, with obsidian plinth.

Interesting times.... not affiliated with the ad. Good luck to those interested.


I wish I could report back some solid findings. I cannot. My personal life has been far too busy and I just could not pay attention that well. I do believe that I did put the arm back together better than it was. This could give me better performance on its own.
Has anyone thought of a way to construct a lift for the arm, like what they have for regular pivot tracking tonearms? I‘ve tried to come up with a way to do it, like rotating the tube at the end of play. Anyone have any thoughts or suggestions?

Mruggs2 - I haven't ....but....on another note. 

I am most intrigued by those brave souls who have actually removed the cueing mechanism in its entirety. I only know of one person that has reached this level. R Krebs.

The consumption of ? during music can increase bravery, but decreases the dexterity imo, needed to handle the naked armtube (void of linkages), which holds the precious. Or does consumption of ? actually help others calm down ?


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I'm bending spoons
I'm keeping flowers in full bloom
I'm looking for answers
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