Interesting. So you are also replacing the wobbly base with a better one?
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@pryso...I also wondered about that, but decided that feature is worth it, if it works correctly.
Maybe these guys need to talk and consult with Jeff from AudioMods. I have several of his arms and the micrometers work flawlessly.
I am really excited to try this device. I have always loved the Jelco arms for sound and performance for the price. Hopefully, this will make them even better.
I guess they have their issues sorted as it is on sale on a US distributer site.The US importer has had the EasyVTA on thier site for over a month now. I have been in contact with him, but he still doesn't have any either. Still waiting on the working correctly finished model...
Thanks for the update. My new Jelco TK850L is in transit.SWEET! Jelco makes some frickin' excellent arms for the money. To do better, you usually need to spend way more money. I've always felt that audiophiles didn't take them seriously enough. I love these arms.
I haven't seen this new series yet.
This looks kinda intriguing:
I have a couple of Jelco arms that this will work on. Wish it had it's own base for the micrometer to raise and lower off of, but if the arm base and/or the armboard is large enough it should work okay...
SWEET! Jelco makes some frickin’ excellent arms for the money. To do better, you usually need to spend way more money.Or just buy Victor UA-7045 for with VTA on the fly for less money than Jelco. Victor UA-7045 is an excellent arm for ridiculous low price today! in the 70s it was the arm for Victor’s best turntable (TT-101). Long version is UA-7082. The Jelco or has no monopoly on beautifully made tonearms for reasonable price. Victor is top-notch, but the price is lower than Jelco. I have owned two samples, really amazing tonearm. It has optional counterweight for MC, for MM wihtout additional counterweight this arm is a killer, stunning performer and needs NO modifications!
Couple of JVC junk tonearms?
I'm talking about the top of the line UA-7045 and 7082 in today's system, not in your system in 1981
I'm not alone with the statement that 7045 is a great tonearm, you can look at the design of this arm first and then compare it to your adorable Jelco where even VTA on the fly is a problem as i can see.
You can also do that with Victor cartridges MM or MC or Victor turntables like the TT81 or coreless TT-101. Then you can think about JVC Victor or Victor Laboratory as the biggest manufacturer of High-End equipment in the world back in the days. Everything they made is oustanding when it comes to the top models.
So i don't know what you mean by "junk" and what is your standard of quality - Jelco ? Jelco is a joke compared to Victor Laboratory.
I had a UA-7045 that had bad bearings out of the box. Sent to back to Japan to be repaired, came back even worse.
The second model had wiring that kept getting caught at the pillar junction and would keep the arm from traveling properly. Gave up after that one.
I’ve owned dozens of Jelco, (or Jelco made) arms. Never a problem.
I know from reading your posts that you have a lot of experience and knowledge with analog. With all due respect, times that by about 100 and you have me.
Maybe someday we can meet and exchange notes...
After a long and difficult start (CNC manufacturing issues), we are now in full run and shipping all back orders (around 80 unist). Only 13 left to ship. The feedback has been excellent so far, we are very happy. In the meantime, we are already working on the "improved" Easy VTA for the Jelco and starting to design the Easy VTA for the Rega RB-250/300.
You can see some already installed on customers tonearms. Here you can see the Easy VTA on two Dr. Feickert Turntable and one Sony PUA tonearm (shares the same 18mm shaft).
New Improved Easy VTA on the fly. Now with two added linear bearings. I must say, perfection was finally reached. Very happy and proud.