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Custom tonearm boards - who makes them to spec?
Normally I would suggest the TT manufacturer but I understand TTWeights was sold off to another company(?) They might be the ones to contact.I would also suggest avoiding Delrin if the arm board is cantilevered. It’s nowhere near strong enough (ev... 
Phono cartridge grading
I repeat my original observation (which seems to have disappeared).There are 2 entries for the same cartridge i.e. Cartridgeman Music Maker Mk III, listed at 110 & 189. 
Cartridge issues need suggestions
Pops,I was adding to NoRomance’s suggestion (and your agreement to try it) a note of caution depending on the vintage of your soldering gear ;)I personally am not proposing that you apply a soldering iron to your cartridge pins. I would suggest ge... 
Cartridge issues need suggestions
Pops,Yes I think an autopsy is a good idea.Bear in mind that if you apply a soldering iron to make sure no residual solder actually makes contact. (Gold can/will diffuse into solder although that comment applies to old-fashioned tin/lead.)My first... 
Ugh....dropped the stylus on the platter
Audioguy, Mercifully the last incident was quite a while ago so I’m well into recovery ;) :D :DCaptain Winter,This is the principle in which a dropped sandwich always falls jam face down on the kitchen floor. As a complication, they always fall to... 
Ugh....dropped the stylus on the platter
Mijostyn, LOL!I guess I’m just naturally careful - especially where such mishaps have a severely adverse effect on my wallet!PTSD doesn’t begin to describe it.  :D :D 
Ugh....dropped the stylus on the platter
They do tend to bounce when an accident happens. :(It’s a horrible feeling and you have my sympathy.Looking on the bright side, from what you describe, if you can still hear both channels as normal, then I doubt that any significant harm has been ... 
Is a PTP Solid 12 (Lenco) worthy of a $5k cartridge
Hi Pani,I had a feeling you’d be familiar with Bob’s work but I had to ask. ;)All the best :) 
Is a PTP Solid 12 (Lenco) worthy of a $5k cartridge
Bergmann typed but auto-corrected to “Bergman”.... :( 
Is a PTP Solid 12 (Lenco) worthy of a $5k cartridge
My best advice would be to consult Bob Wood’s Channel on You Tube.These are downloads which allow the virtual perception of a PTP Solid12 through your own system with a variety of upmarket MCs and MIs. Easier than uprooting your Solid12 and taking... 
Tonearms with no anti-skate adjustment
Cleeds,It is not quite clear what you are saying here...You are the only person so far who claims to have measured it and obtained the result you describe.Was this a recent measurement i.e. did this phenomenon happen on your current system? If so,... 
Tonearms with no anti-skate adjustment
Dear HDM,Brilliant post! I didn’t even know this one existed!I know Werner from PFM and he is a very good guy. His knowledge of electronics, digital & analogue, is even more impressive.What is interesting about his measurements is that that th... 
Tonearms with no anti-skate adjustment
Lew,While I do not deny what you’ve said, remove the other supporting point, zero VTF so that it is balanced and floating freely, then the tonearm becomes analogous to the scale i.e. a stable balanced tonearm will behave in the same way.Your belie... 
Tonearms with no anti-skate adjustment
Lew,Pleased to oblige.Consider an old-fashioned set of weighing scales.- The pivot point is high- The CofG is below the pivot- the scales are stable, balancedNow if one of the pans is manually raised upwards then released, there will exist a resto... 
Tonearms with no anti-skate adjustment
All 3 of you are wrong.If the C of G is below the pivot point (stable) then there will be a restorative force at the stylus.Have a good day.