Helikon Mono - what settings are you using?
As a sequel to the Helikon loading thread - I'm curious what settings people are using for their Mono Helikons, or their mono Lyras in general, or even their stereo Lyras.
I've got mine mounted in a Graham 2.2.
Currently I've got VTA so that the arm is tipped up slightly at the post (using the 4mm = 1 degree formula, this would give 1.5 degrees SRA assuming the stylus is vertical when the arm is parallel - it's too small for me to see even with a flashlight).
This seems to have brought down surface noise. I'm unused to dealing with non conical/elliptical stylus shapes.
VTF is 1.6g.
Damping fluid is about 1/3 the way up the dipstick/bearing.
I'm running it pretty much flat-out into an Io Signature... just a tiny bit of loading. 68 dB gain on the Sig, plus my line stage.