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finisvox 14th November 2012 04:54 AM

Technics EPA-500/501H spare part
 
Hi !

I'm just bought a Technics EPA-500/501H tonearm without the plastic piece at the rear armwand's end. I have searched on the web in many sites, but I have not found any information about it.
In may country, some guys says that these plastic piece is a “dumper”, and others says that i for the dynamic balance, and so.
I would like to know if anybody knows what is the actual tasks of that piece and if someone have detailed pictures, (hopefully, with measures...) for to try to built it, from a acrilic piece.

Thanks you in advance !

analog_sa 14th November 2012 07:26 AM

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The counterweight was specific to each wand and you could fine tune the resonant frequency from what i can remember. Not sure what the plastic basket's function was, other than decorative and protective. Dual had similarly designed counterweights from that era. IME disabling the damping on the EPA only improved the sound.

zeonrider 14th November 2012 07:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by finisvox (Post 3240841)
Hi !

In may country, some guys says that these plastic piece is a “dumper”, and others says that i for the dynamic balance, and so.
Thanks you in advance !

Decoration.

Regards zeoN_Rider

finisvox 14th November 2012 07:59 AM

Thanks for the answers. !!
Anyway, I would like to make further research about that thing.
Could someone take a picture of the basket taken out of the arm ?
I will be very grateful.

analog_sa 14th November 2012 08:05 AM

Sorry, mine is long gone.

BrianL 16th November 2012 03:41 PM

That plastic piece has two function. The first is to protect the counterweight that is on a 'springy' mount. The other is to hole a magnet that dampens the movement of said counterweight


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