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Old 5th September 2009, 05:28 AM   #21
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One of the 1st things i do is disable the lift, so i wouldn't miss it.

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Old 5th September 2009, 05:49 AM   #22
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Just an update on the WT turntable: Those that were at the Vancouver Island DIY Meet last weekend had the oppurtunity to hear the "Golfball" in action.
A friend of mine gave me the TT for my birthday and I took it to the "Spiritual Home" of the Odd and Offbeat: Planet10!
Please note that I'm referring to the people attending, not the gear...
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I hope there will be a return engagement for the "Golfball", somehow I missed hearing it.

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Old 5th September 2009, 08:47 AM   #23
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Dave,

Isn't that risky to operate the arm with out lift mechanism ?

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Old 5th September 2009, 09:33 AM   #24
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I've always found it safer to use no lift mechanism... and i get really frustrated when i run around trying to figure out why i'm not getting sound only to find out someone has put the lift up.

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Old 6th September 2009, 04:26 AM   #25
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Default Risky Business....

tonearm lifts are great for those that need them. I know lots o'folks wouldn't dream of not using one. I agree with Dave. As long as there is a tonearm rest, I'm okay without having a lift.
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Nanook,

Nice to see you back. Any stuff for DIY tonearm lift with you ?

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Old 7th September 2009, 05:29 AM   #27
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Default Ya, back ....move done, comp back up...

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Nice to see you back. Any stuff for DIY tonearm lift with you ?
the absolute simplest idea may be something like this:
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Old 8th September 2009, 04:25 PM   #28
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Default Arm Lift on Well Tempered TT

If you think about it, you will see that it would be difficult to use a conventional arm lift on the WT tonearm, since the bearing is not 'anchored' in the horizontal plane as a conventional bearing is. Upward lift on the arm would present upward lift on the golfball, which is much lighter (intentionally) than even the bearing assembly on a unipivot arm, which relies on gravity to keep the arm from jumping off its bearing when the arm lift goes up. I expect that prototyping showed that it took the arm too long to settle back into the silicone goo after droping the arm onto the LP.
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Default Jesse...maybe something like this....

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Old 8th September 2009, 08:30 PM   #30
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Good one, Stew.

That would put the lift vector against the thread holding the arm in the horizontal plane without displacing it in the vertical. Looks to me like it should work.

I am building a WT tonearm clone for one of my ultra-lite B&O based TTs, so will try this idea
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