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Measuring "Stylus Drag" with the RPM Speed and Wow app
Not that I care a lot, but I disagree that actual data would be worthless. I think it would be interesting. However I do not think it will ever happen because of the necessary controls that we really as a group cannot put into affect. 
Measuring "Stylus Drag" with the RPM Speed and Wow app
The inertia of the platter, the torque available from the motor, the particular musical passage, the position of the stylus on the LP surface relative to the spindle, the cartridge, etc., etc. These are all factors that would influence any measure... 
SUT Advice - Which Ones Are The Best?
A coil inevitably has inductance. However there are some tricks of winding that can minimize it, as in Mills resistors. Otherwise wirewound resistors are inductive. It’s the law. 
Thoughts on moving from a 1200G to Sota Saphire or above
“Steadier pitch”, if and only if the basic speed constancy of the SOTA is as good as that of the 1200G, which isn’t likely. Also, does $10,000 pay for either one of the recommended tonearms plus a SOTA Nova w vacuum? 
TT rumble versus "oscillation": what's the difference?
TT rumble can cause subsonic woofer oscillation which is what you’re observing. 
If I could afford, I’d purchase 100% Oswald Mills Audio gear
Huh? 
If I could afford, I’d purchase 100% Oswald Mills Audio gear
Communism was a failure, and now capitalism has run amok. If this makes you angry, then spend some time and energy in the political arena to promote a more level playing field. Megabuck turntables are only a byproduct of societal problems and not ... 
Mono cartridge recommendation
I could be wrong, but I think SOS is an original stereo pressing. Hence the advisory note that you quote. It’s divine regardless. 
3 New UBER Decks - Is this Turntable's SwanSong? 🦢
Thanks, Richard.Mijo, people like you put Tower Records out of business. That was a joke, but my point is that one cannot act as you suggest these days in the USA due to the dearth of brick and mortar LP stores. The ones we do have are primarily s... 
SUT Advice - Which Ones Are The Best?
JCarr, thank you for the erudite post. For most of us, the needed gain is easily estimated, and the internal impedance of the cartridge is available from the maker, but I know of no instance where the primary inductance of the SUT is accessible to... 
The value of embellishment?
Tough crowd! 
3 New UBER Decks - Is this Turntable's SwanSong? 🦢
Also, to the argument about servo devices and their effect on sound quality, most upper end belt drive turntables these days employ some sort of mechanism that senses platter speed and feeds back to the motor for speed correction. Why is this harm... 
3 New UBER Decks - Is this Turntable's SwanSong? 🦢
Noromance, but “best speed stability, etc” and “accurate reproduction of the master” are two very different criteria. One is scientifically measurable and the other is inescapably a subjective judgement. However to reach the latter goal wouldn’t y... 
If I could afford, I’d purchase 100% Oswald Mills Audio gear
Actually, Mijo, the Krebs might be as good as or better than any turntable in the world regardless of price. The only reasonable  objections are to the  looks, for some, or to the price asked. So don’t buy one.  
Question on Denon DL-103 retipping options and preferences
I have a 103D with no cantilever. I bought it new many decades ago and probably it got de-cantilevered in storage. If I can find it, I’ll send it to anyone who wants it for the cost of shipping.The 103 and its variants are a sort of religion among...