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Fidelity Research FR64s Headshell dilemma
Dear Raul,No one of us needs something different to Löfgren A/Baerwald or/and Löfgren B ( of course that the stupid Setevenson one is totally out of question if we are serious on the main subject and really cares about MUSIC.). tracking distortio... 
2020 update : JC Verdier La Platine
Albert, The spindle head of the stock Philips, low torque, motor....The Verdier uses a powerful, High torque, low inertia, core-less DC regulated motor.And I feel it is the electrics of the motor assembly that is at fault for speed instability... 
2020 update : JC Verdier La Platine
@ct0517  Yes, I agree about the ball.Platine Verdier users have debated a lot about the advantages and disadvantages of using a steel ball. Removing it is from our point of view the best solution to preserve the turntable from noise and vibrati... 
2020 update : JC Verdier La Platine
Albert, my two cents about La Platine speed stability:1. Check the axle adjustment. If you use a steel ball check the resistance point between the ball and the spindle. The steel ball should be in contact with the spindle, almost but without pr... 
2020 update : JC Verdier La Platine
@lewm Besides other problems with that, that construction would also tend to be a cause of speed irregularity, as stylus drag waxes and wanes over the course of an LP. Lewm, here is a nice explanation from the manufacturer Jean Verdier:"Now, let... 
verdier Platine or Nottingham Analogue hyperspace
chakster, The Verdier stands on three feet, which finally make the drive a mixed concept of mass and spring principle: in the three round recessed made in the artificial stone there are conical spiral springs which, according to Jean-Constant Ver... 
verdier Platine or Nottingham Analogue hyperspace
@ledoux1238 Sound Practices - valve/horn/turntable magazine was published by Joe Roberts in the 1990s in Austin, USA. Only 16 issues ever published. I think the whole collection is available in PDF format in the CD ROM here https://www.hificollec... 
verdier Platine or Nottingham Analogue hyperspace
Here is some useful information about the Platine Verdier motor (J.C.Verdier, The Manufacturers’ corner, SOUND PRACTICES - Issue 11):"... First of all, let’s approach the question of the motor. Certainly, I use a motor marked Philips, a name that ... 
Has anyone compared the EMT 139st phonostage to others ?
"The 139s are very sought after and fetch high prices, but sonically they do not compete with good modern tube designs. The EMT-133 / V-83 is the best, if the curve is modified to RIAA. A pair of mono 139As come second, then the 139st. Forget the ... 
Anybody heard the Jadis DA 88 Signature?
Pico, Have you heard Jadis DA 88 S in your system? If you find  " the sound , dark without real audio presence" you must change the system ASAP! 
Koetsu cartridges - what arms work?
Fidelity Research FR64s - excellent combination with my Urushi Vermilion. 
FR 64s tone arm lift servicing
I purchased a replacement lift from an Italian company on Ebay that works great. +1 The company is Audiosilente - Simone Lucchetti.http://www.audiosilente.com/  
Phono (0.1- 0.22mV+) or step up for LOMC?
Why use a transformer? "Step-Up Transformers (SUT) are a serious option for anyone who owns a Moving Coil (MC) cartridge, one that can significantly improve both the sound quality and sonic character. Quite simply, a good transformer is the... 
Fidelity Research FR-64x
Dear Raul, "overhang: 16.5mm, offset angle: 21.95° and P2S: 233.5mm. The distortion levels goes down again as tracking error. That is Löfgren A/Baerwald alignment but now with and EL: 250mm. "Yes, but we need very very long headshell (I do not ... 
SAT 30K+$$ TONEARM: W O R T H T O H A V E I T ?
Dear rauliruegas : "Other than the very high price I never was interested on the tonearm design due that is totally out of my budget". "..... I decided to analize this regarded tonearm design where I found out that those 30K+ dollars are a true mo...