diyAudio

diyAudio (http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/)
-   Analogue Source (http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/analogue-source/)
-   -   Misbehaving Linn (http://www.diyaudio.com/forums/analogue-source/154700-misbehaving-linn.html)

st_eloi 9th November 2009 07:42 PM

Misbehaving Linn
 
Hello,

I just got my turntable back in my set up, unfortunately this required that it was shipped to me. When I received it, the counter weight had come off the tone arm and was rolling around inside the dust cover. Amazingly, there appeared to be little damage.

When I try to dial in tracking force and anti-skate, things go wrong. The arm is a Linn Basik Plus, with a Audio Technica AT110E cart. With the tracking force and anti skate set to 1.5g (AT recommended), as soon as the needle hits the record, it skates right to the centre. Much higher (2.5 or 3g) anti-skate keeps the needle still, but the sound it awful. Totally out of balance, cracking and popping and what music does get through is thin and totally un-listenable. I checked the cart. alignment with a Linn chart, and a couple of others, and it appears to be fine.

Do I need a new stylus? Is the cantilever / cartridge dead? The set up worked perfectly before, with little anti-skate and low VTF if I remember correctly.

Thanks for any help you guys can be of, I want to check everything before buying a new cartridge.

David

I just re-read the title of the post; it sounds like a 70's soft porn movie.

Panicos K 9th November 2009 09:34 PM

Maybe the tip fell off the cantilever.AT110E has a bonded tip on a metal base.Check with a magnifier and see if the tip fas a flat bottom.If it does then what is there is actually the tip base so you will need a new stylus.

st_eloi 10th November 2009 04:29 PM

Thanks for the advice Panicos, it looks like the tip has fallen off. I found a whole new cartridge in my area for only €30. I can't wait to listen to some records!

Panicos K 10th November 2009 04:39 PM

Happy listening :)

analog_sa 10th November 2009 08:24 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Quote:

Originally Posted by st_eloi (Post 1975073)
I just re-read the title of the post; it sounds like a 70's soft porn movie.


Once your tip is up and running here is a special treat :)

Panicos K 10th November 2009 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by st_eloi (Post 1975975)
Thanks for the advice Panicos, it looks like the tip has fallen off. I found a whole new cartridge in my area for only 30. I can't wait to listen to some records!

What cartridge is it?

Panicos K 10th November 2009 08:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by analog_sa (Post 1976276)
Once your tip is up and running here is a special treat :)

There is an old LP too,titled "Erotheque" with instrumentals from Emanuelle,L'histoire d'O etc......very nice music :spin:

st_eloi 10th November 2009 08:51 PM

It's the same, AT110e. I could have gone for something different, but when looking for a stylus, I found one on the Dutch version of ebay for €35 inc. postage (normally about €60). I also read some reviews and found that the 110e is a pretty good cart, punching above it's weight.

Mmm, soft focus and saxophone.

Panicos K 10th November 2009 09:12 PM

AT110E is a nice one in its price range,even better value at 30 euros.And a good match for the basik plus.Is the turntable a Sondek?

st_eloi 10th November 2009 09:59 PM

No, it's a Logic Tempo. I'm looking for upgrades / common things to check etc on the net but it appears to be pretty rare, or overshadowed by the DM101.

I think I might take it to bits tomorrow before my cart arrives, have a look at the suspension etc and see if there is anything obvious to be done. Should the bearing hole be flooded with oil, as in visible liquid when the platter / shaft is removed?


All times are GMT. The time now is 08:05 PM.


vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Copyright 1999-2014 diyAudio


Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.3.2