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JerryG and String- have no axe to grind re Mr. Rutan, but are you suggesting that the OP take his turntable to the dealers and schlep it home with the expectation that the 'set-up' done in store will be sufficient? Obviously, if Audio Connection makes house calls, that's another matter. I'm not raising this to foist MTrei on the OP or shill for anybody; more interested in your thinking on this. I do think there are fine degrees of dialing in that really can only happen on site.
guys thanks for the responses- Newbee question- I just bought a Reed 3P 12 inch arm with a Lyra Etna cart. that was prof. set up on the same turntable (firebird) that I have- I am picking it up tomorrow intact so I assume (or not) that if I just mount it on my table that it should be good to go since it was set up on the exact same table- Is this a fair assumption- again thks for the help!!
Do you have a stylus pressure gauge and the protractor for the arm, at a minimum? I don’t know enough about the Reed arm to advise on specific set up issues peculiar to it, but you want to make sure you’ve got overhang and alignment in the arm (zenith) correct. Azimuth can be adjusted with an instrument later, and VTA/SRA as well (though you could start neutral and adjust up or down by ear in the meantime). Again, I don’t know the arm, so perhaps somebody with knowledge can advise on specifics, but you want to get the basic parameters in place even if you are not getting everything perfect. (That often takes a while even with all the right instruments and some experience). In short, I don't think taking a pre-mounted (with cartridge) arm from one table and mounting to another (even if the same table) assures correct basic set up without checking some of these parameters.
Thank you !!!
I'm down in Queen Creek.
Just got my Bedroom and Dining room delivered today .
I expect to turn on the system tomorrow .
Hopefully all will be okay .
Either way your invited for a listen
TW Acoustic TT
Tron Syren Pre
deHavilland 845 amps
and about 1000 Jazz, Classical and Rock Lps from the 50's,60's and 70's along with some good wine and booze .
Perfect setting for a northeastern get together
Whoops, My apologies to Fluffers.
Sorry I was so excited to find an analog member here in Arizona that I jumped right in.
Bill,much warmer out this way but I miss NY,
Fluffers, I am told Mike Trei is an expert.He was mentioned to me by Scot Markwell ex TAS set up guy.
I'm sure John Rutan is top notch or you may want to call Hart Hushens.
Hart owned Audio Advancements and now makes his own Turntables and tonearms.
Good luck and again my apologies