Stylus Microscope


Anyone out there try one of those USB digital microscopes to view their styli? Looks like a good affordable solution. Any other ideas you might suggest? I have a few carts. to evaluate so I can give prospective buyers an honest description of their condition.
Thanks for any info or ideas, Chris
hifiharv
Could you post a link to the microscope you are speaking of?
search the archives. There was a recent thread on this exact subject.
http://forum.audiogon.com/cgi-bin/fr.pl?eanlg&1291041285&read&keyw&zzusb=microscope
i use a dino-lite 211 for measuring sra. it does the job nicely. what you do need is a very stable support for the scope, like a decent tripod and a macro focusing rail. i posted a discussion on another forum about this. i was coached by wally malewicz and michael fremer on how to measure sra using the scope. they were vary helpful.

http://www.canuckaudiomart.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=32&t=16986&hilit=stylus+rake+angle
HI,
In my view, all USB microcopes at the hobby level (means cheap) are close to useless.

I have designed a built a DIY stylus microscope patterened after the virtually unavailable Shure SEK-2. This DIY project is written up and posted on the Audio Karma forum. Here is the link:

http://www.audiokarma.org/forums/showthread.php?t=225960

If you want a microscope that really works you should check it out.
Mechans, actually, I haven't taken the time yet to research it yet. Thought I would check here first. I saw something in a catalog that we received in the mail which piqued my interest. Now I can't seem to put my finger on it. Might have already been recycled.