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Sony PUA 7 to re-wire or not
^ "Knife-edge" seems to be a generic term with two connotations: A) arms moves up/down on a sharp blade; it moves easily with minimal resistance and it’s great in that respect; basically, it replaced Uni-Pivot with a straight line, keeping the low... 
Anyone use auto lifters? Opinions
began lifting too quickly(too speedily/not prematurely).I've have the AT "Safety Raiser", actually a few over the years, often inherited when I buy a turntable. They're not difficult to position (contrary to rumor) once you understand them. They w... 
I'm looking for a tonearm counter weight for a JVC QL-Y5F
I’m heartbroken to think this table is now junk.they’re out there but you may have to wait a whileIt’s not junk. It’s a fine table (I owned one) and all it needs is a weight. If you can tolerate one that isn’t the original, you can play and enjoy ... 
SME 309 VDH tonearm cable replacement
all the cables of the Sme should be replaced obtaining a direct line from the head to the phono preamp without joints. LoLDoes "Lol" mean you’re joking? I’ll pretend you’re not, because I've rewired 3 arms, in the way you describe, and all 3 were ... 
SME 309 VDH tonearm cable replacement
As jfrech notes, adding a junction box to the signal path introduces discontinuities that may nullify any benefits from a different cable.Yes, with the junction box you can play with cables to your heart's content, as you don't need tonearm-DIN co... 
Tonearm base for Denon DK300 plinth?
Any competent local machinist can do it, it's not a difficult job. And you'll make a connection that may be useful in future, even if you don''t foresee the need now.I find machine-shops fascinating. I needed a small part turned on a lathe; really... 
Re-tip or Replace?
I also have a Dyna 23 Ruby, but mine is NOS, with less than 10 hours on it and the suspension is fine. Nothing for $350 today will touch it. But of course I can't ensure you a retip will sound like yours did when new, or like my virtually new one,... 
New Technics vs. old
DJs have been using Thorens TD-125 mk II belt drive turntables in the late 70’s, here is a picture of the dj booth in Studio 54 (NYC) with Diana Ross on the mic. Same turntables with Infinity Black Widow tonearms and Stanton cartridges were in use... 
Koetsu Rosewood - Best/safest way to clean stylus
I think the fear of it "wicking up the cantilever" is unfoundedThe theory was some of the fluid got onto/into the end of the cantilever tube — capillary action then 'sucked' it up the tube where it reached the internals.No such issue with a rod. I... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
Yes, it’s really possible to get a bad seat at Carnegie Hall. And I got them!I got many bad seats at Carnegie — they were called 'Standing Room'.If there were still empty seats after the intermission, we could sit. At a performance of the B Minor ... 
Classical Music for Aficionados
Luckily I had good seats, rv, but neither was in Carnegie Hall. Gould's recital wasn't even a full house. 
Classical Music for Aficionados
I thought of Richter too but he's had a lot on not so great sound put on him.Glenn Gould also thought so. He idolized Richter but also knew Richter hated and avoided recording, thought it was artificial and soulless —he'd rather drive to a local s... 
Fixing a scratch in an otherwise good lp
Sometimes part of the groove has been damaged and 'moved'. The top of the 'wall' between grooves, where the vinyl is quite thin, can be broken and bent to the side, creating a 'gateway' for the stylus to go through every time: like a shunt-line on... 
Anyone have an Oracle Origine TT?
I'd like to see the inner design. Do manufacturers still provide diagrams?I was using a Thorens 125 and Linn LP12; both had Ittok tonearms. After getting the Oracles, I preferred the Thorens and Delphi, and sold the other two.Then — this may ruffl... 
Any Recommendations For Line-Contact P-Mount Cartridge?
P-Mount also uses a bolt-through to secure the cartridge. The originals had large knurled knobs for tightening: this clamped the armtube's sides against the cartridge. More rigid than the SME-standard bayonet. Zero play. These small bolts usually ...