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Old 4th May 2007, 08:57 PM   #1
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Who is familiar with Excel Sound Corporation phono cartridges?

Are they good?
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Old 4th May 2007, 11:13 PM   #2
bulgin is offline bulgin  South Africa
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Hi

Very good. I recently repaired a cheapo Excel and was completely taken by (pleasant) surprise.

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Old 4th May 2007, 11:34 PM   #3
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That's good to know. I just got a ES-28E. I been listening for a few minutes,sounds good. Is it a long break-in period? What model did you repair?
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Old 5th May 2007, 06:46 PM   #4
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It was (I pressume) inexpensive. A grey plastic part (where the screws go) and no goldplated coil surround, Can't remember the model ref. The job was for a friend and maybe I went a bit overboard with the mods. I work with Gyger FG 11 styli which are thinner and lighter than the original cantilever which was irrepairable. I fitted on of these, my own damping material and another magnet, slightly longer and more powerful.

In fact these modest mods made the Excel sound better than my Grace F-9.

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