What is a Bright Turntable?


Originally posted Nov-01-2012

Question: When someone refers to a turntable as "bright", what does that mean?

Answer: Bright refers to the sound (i.e. glare or sharp as in a musical note). Typically a turntable would not produce the bright sound but rather the cartridge attached to the tonearm.
audiogon

I know this is old, just trying out the new forum. 


A bright sound can be caused on a T/T by the VTA ( Vertical tracking angle  of the cartridge cantilever in degrees) being too great because the back of the arm is set too high,

Usually the arm should be horizontal front to back with the record surface. higher at the back usually equals brighter sound, lower and the back heavier duller sound.

Cheers George  

Post removed 
Post removed 
Post removed 
Post removed