wlutke

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What went bang, smelled of "I'm fried", yet left it in working order...???
An MOV (varistor) may have let go.  They’re used across the line for spike suppression on power supplies and surge protectors.  That would leave you with a functioning unit but no spike protection.   
Rega planar 8 : Tracking force and Anti-skate settings
Symptoms point to the platter not being level?  
HELP - Subwoofer placement
I use just one REL sub and found that where it sounds best isn’t as simple as by the couch or where it can be felt through your butt.  A difference of two feet or four inches from the wall or which way the cone faces makes the listening area devoi... 
Position of speaker cables and irregular behavior
I had a "sound stage right" problem for years with my Acoustic Zen cables. They use bare copper terminations. I would get the occasional very good but very temporary sound. A little Brasso metal cleaner worked wonders. Looks like G H cables use ba... 
Warming up the tubes using a tuner may not necessarily lead to putting on an album
vuch,I do exactly the same.  Fully intending to spin vinyl, the new-to-me or unavailable songs keep my attention. New music winning over fabulous familiarity? 
Step by Step How to Use a Digital Multimeter / Oscilloscope for Azimuth Adjustments
new guru,I use the inexpensive Hantek DSO5072P scope and the Analogue Production test record. It’s a different record, cartridge and phono pre than yours. The crosstalk was 75/150 mv at the phono pre out. It sounded undistorted. Bringing it down t... 
Questions on Overhang/Cartridge Alignment using Dr Feikert Protractor on VPI Classic 3
No, no, no, It’s not your imagination. The instructions are totally vague. I didn’t get it right the first time either with my VPI unipivot, Feickert 2 and Soundsmith cartridge. Glad you got it now. 
Questions on Overhang/Cartridge Alignment using Dr Feikert Protractor on VPI Classic 3
In step b, Remove the tonearm. Once you locate the protractor over the spike and tape it down, remove the pointer. You can then put the tonearm in place. 
Questions on Overhang/Cartridge Alignment using Dr Feikert Protractor on VPI Classic 3
Assuming you’ve taped the protractor and platter in place with the protractor centered over the spike, you’re good until step e . At step e, move the protractor so the outer null point is centered on your stylus. Tape it down again.   Align the ca... 
What angle should I set the VTA on my VPI turntable?
Funny, my experience is the opposite.  I wonder if the answer flip flops depending on which side of parallel the tonearm is.  Above, below or horizontal.  I know what my arm as it's set up does.  Physics isn't my thing and there could be (and most... 
What angle should I set the VTA on my VPI turntable?
lewm,You must include a pivot in your analogies or they don't apply.  Imagine raising the pivot point until the stylus lifts from the platter.  The arm will balance at less than vertical.  That's because the leverage at the cartridge decreased as ... 
What angle should I set the VTA on my VPI turntable?
cleeds,The sofa analogy ignores the physics of a pivot point. Teeter-totter would be better. cleeds, slaw, lewm,I’ll attempt to clarify. Here’s my model:Put a dot in the center of a paper. That’s the pivot. Draw a vertical line through it. Thats’ ... 
What angle should I set the VTA on my VPI turntable?
I've done the work, taken the measurements.  Nuh-uh is not a rebuttal.  Show me. 
What angle should I set the VTA on my VPI turntable?
lewm,Rest the stylus on the platter at 0 grams. Lower the pivot point. I guarantee the pressure will increase. Raise the pivot point and it will loose contact with the platter. VTF is set with the scale at record level because setting above the re... 
What angle should I set the VTA on my VPI turntable?
cleeds,If you raise the "tail" (pivot) you can only increase VTA.I know. Show me where I said differently.Increasing VTA by raising the "tail" (pivot) will also increase VTF.Wrong. Again, it changes the balance and the VTF lightens.As an example, ...