Nsgarch,now I know why Ive warned my kids that they may have to name one of my future grandchildren after you.Firstly,if you had not been so helpful with my Tranny's set-up I would not even be re-tuning my,already incredibly upgraded performance,analog rig,and,I'm embarrassed to admit that I have been at this hobby for 37 years,and thought I knew a good bit.Ha!
I see that it IS VERY IMPORTANT to dial pressure from the record height,for accuracy.The guage you like lists for 219.00 and looks great.Do you know where it is made?Also,does it seem to have a good degree of fit,and finish?
It does look like the, other, 75 dollar guage,that got me thinking,was designed for jewelry weighing(or illegal drugs,ha ha.Just kidding)since the weight platform is too high as compared to dedicated audio varieties.Though it's probably a nice little unit.
I AM very interested in the one you recommended,due to a 2 year warranty,and the seemingly specific design for audio applications.I,as a curiosity,would like to know where it was manufactured,if you know,and knowing you're predeliction for small details,you probably do!
As for the WINDS guage,I love the unit my friend brought over to my house.It is made to a VERY high standard,which is always a priority of mine,whenever I do anything audio.I was considering putting beans on the table for a few weeks,in order to go for a WINDS guage,but you have a really good track record,so I have to look at this little cutey, of a guage, rather seriously.
As for the seemingly fine Clearaudio guage,I dislike ANYTHING from this OVERPRICED company,and don't trust their pricing of products.
Oh,yeah!Took a look at your system.Very intelligent set-up!!You seem to be very secure,in component choices,and don't seem to be fooled by the "LATEST" has to be "BEST" attitude.Which I and my little audio group adhere to.Love the Sub/tower with the Martin Logan "CLASSIC's".My friend Sid Marks(yes it's the original,and I mean ORIGINAL,one)has kept his 22 year old Infinity RS-1's(though highly modded)because he strongly feels,and I'm not going to argue with him,that this type of 4 tower set-up,with the woofs on the outside has not been bettered(in terms of recreating a lifelike presentation)yet.If you heard his FANTASTIC sounding system,you'd agree.Anyway,thanks for all you've already informed me of!!