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@kurte, I've bought three cartridges from Victor, all in fine condition. Communication with him is also very agreeable. Would you believe he sent along one of his own Aidas cartridges (with a retail value of over $1500) just to try it out, no stri... 
Why Are Mono LP's So Undervalued By Most Classical Collector/Listeners?
The monetary divide between mono and early stereo issues on the collectable labels - columbia SAX/33SX, hmv ASD/ALP, Decca SXL/LXT, etc. - is immense. I'm an avid collector of these labels, so naturally I did investigate many of the much cheaper m... 
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@Howard, good to hear you found a method that works for you. Dieter Brakemeier of Acoustical Systems used to be one of the experts who strongly advised to change the P2S distance of the FR64/66 to facilitate the use of the Baerwald geometry (you c... 
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But now for the million dollar question: do those Argo's still have groove distortion with the correctly aligned FR7? Curious minds want to know..... 
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Howard, good for you! It just goes to show that following the manufacturers recommendation usually pays off, especially with cartridges by the same manufacturer that were specifically meant to be used in this particular arm. Ikeda certainly knew w... 
KISEKI PURPLE NS your reviews....
The manufacturer of the current Kiseki NS cartridges is likely confronted with the same problem of having to choose other materials than Kiseki used in the 80’s. This probably explains why folks who compared the originals to the NS have noticed a ... 
KISEKI PURPLE NS your reviews....
Some vintage cartridges use materials no longer available, while retippers are obviously restricted to the use of currently available cantilever materials. In these cases they will have to use all their skill and imagination to decide what to use ... 
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Howard, can you measure the P2S distance of the new position you found for the tonearm? According to the FR66 manual the mounting (or P2S) distance should be set at 295mm. Only then will the FR7 be correctly aligned to Stevenson geometry. You ment... 
KISEKI PURPLE NS your reviews....
Touché. I don't see why an experienced retipper, having access to the same parts supplied by the same jewellery companies, couldn't perform the job in the same way as the person or company who designed and built it. 
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Dear Howard,With the SPU the distance from the collar (of the headshell) to the stylus tip is exactly 51mm. Ikeda clearly designed the FR7 with the SPU in mind and chose that same distance. This is why both these types are correctly aligned to Ste... 
KISEKI PURPLE NS your reviews....
Dear Nandric, that is a shocking figure. My information came from Daniele Montebovi of cartridgelab in Rome, Italy. He did some excellent work for me on an old Dynavector Ultimo DV-30C and we developped an interesting email correspondence about ex... 
LP made from a digital master recording...
That's right, with an analog source vinyl will always be preferable. Provided the record manufacturing process doesn't have any intermediairy digital steps, which would throw all the benefits of the infinite analog signal out of the window.With di... 
KISEKI PURPLE NS your reviews....
Dear Nandric, I won’t skimp on a retip. The Lapis is a gorgeous sounding cartridge, even with the non-original boron cantilever and vdH stylus. It’s still a long way from needing one, but when that time comes I will definitely go for a diamond can... 
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Howard, there are some heated discussions about alignment on this forum, so I understand your reluctance to go there. I’ll probably get grilled for saying this (or accused of having tin ears) but to me the supposed sonic differences between the di... 
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@howardalex, I'm not familiar with Brinkmann TT, but if you have observed the P2S distance of the FR-66 according to FR's specs, than FR7's and SPU's should be correctly aligned. I have installed the FR-64S according to their spec (230mm) and they...