- 48 posts total
- 48 posts total
Bimasta, Your first two sentences are contradictory in the sense
that praise and critical remarks don't mix well. In my reading
you wrote: ''I enjoy your post but what you write make no sense''.
You ''argument'' was : ''my Koetsu has no hole in its cantilever
so searching for styli which will fit in the cantilevers holes make
no sense''. I called your reasoning ''induction'' and illustrated this
kind of reasoning by: ''my girl is a hooker so all girls are hooker''.
This is exactly the same ''argument'' as your Koetsu whithout hole.
You other , ''simplicity argument'' , is that gluing the stylus at the
under side of the canilever (aka ''without hole'') is easy and should
be cheaper. I assume that you do this kind of retipping by yourself
so you know what is involved. Well what is involved is first additional
treatment of the styli by cutting them ''shorter'' for the purpose. Then
the glue need to be used on both sides ; the stylus and the
cantilever such that we get an ''elastic connection'' between them.
Alas. As J. Carr mentioned in the same thread about cantilevers
materials the drawback by ''exotic materialls'' is that glue must be
used for them. The glue between the stylus and the cantilever
is not such a good thing because of the needed rigidity between
the involved parts. I am not sure if in this context or connection
a hole with stylus glued IN is worst then the whole stylus surface
glued at the under side of the cantilever. Speaking about ''simplicity''.
I thought that Einstein meant something totally different (grin).
I have listened to an A90 in my system on a Jelco 750D with a TTW VTA collar mod for several years. The A90 is sensitive enough to pick up the tonearms character. I listened with two other arms in addition to the Jelco and could easily hear a difference with each arm. The MC A90 is easy to adjust due to its easily visible stylus and cantilever.
The combination of the A90 and Jelco was really good but not the best in my system. The Jelco had good bass control and very quiet presentation but was not as extended and airy on the top as compared to the other arms. I liked the A90 on my Audiomods Series V the best, although the bass was more solid on the Jelco.
I think getting the A90 with the right headshell for the Jelco would be the right thing to try.