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Old 26th September 2002, 06:07 PM   #11
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If you want to get really precise about it, once you adjust the tonearm to the equilibrium position (when the tonearm is horizontally balanced, and the stylus downward force is essentialy zero), you can then use a force gauge to set the tracking weight to whatever you want. 1.2 grams to 1.8 grams is a good range to start, for most cartidges. You can buy such a gauge for $15-$25 at better audio shops (or on-line).
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the tonearm is horizontally balanced.
That's the word that I was searching for
I am a "visual guy".
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For cartridge/arm setup: http://www.audiophilia.com/features/cartridge_setup.htm

This helped me on the way.
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Old 27th September 2002, 02:24 AM   #16
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i will post a short manual how to adjust a tonearm by measurement and by ear as soon as i have time. Maybe the wiki is the right place?

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Old 27th September 2002, 11:46 AM   #18
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Elso,
do you feel bad about smilies in general or about how certain members use them?
They are meant to transport "i feel" messages not easily expressed using the keyboard. Of course, they can be misused as many other things.
This is not a problem in general. I my case I didn't understand with the guy (now in the sinbin) has answered with only smilies. Why do posting when there is no contribution, this is not a race to the maximum number of posts

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Old 27th September 2002, 12:51 PM   #19
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Default ADJUSTIN' TONEARMS

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will post a short manual how to adjust a tonearm by measurement and by ear as soon as i have time. Maybe the wiki is the right place?
I wouldn't mind if you did this,I see a lot of interest in analogue reproduction from the younger audiophiles which I welcome.

All of you,

A rather cost effective test record can be easily made from an old,worn record by doing away with all the grooves.
You will need one that is flat of course.
Rubbing it with aceton (nail polish remover)until it is perfectly flat will give a useful tool for:

-Anti-skating adjustment.

-Residual TT motor rumble.

-Bearing noise.

-Isolation and damping of the TT.

-Azimuth adjustment.

-Determinig the sonic footprint of any given TT.

-Listening to the vinyl's self resonance.

-Needletalk.

-Stereo separation.

-And even RIAA fine tuning for those that don't have signal gens and scopes.

There are a lot of tests you can do with this depending on individual need and imagination.

I usually use a high-res headphone (electrostatic) for these tests with excellent results.

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Old 27th September 2002, 01:32 PM   #20
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Rino odorico , this maybe can be to some help.

http://www.tanker.se/lidstrom/align.htm
http://www.tanker.se/lidstrom/align.pdf

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Tool for adjusting pickup

I have helped Stefan Lidström (check his hard wired phono amp!) with some tuning up of the alignment template but if there is someone out there who has good suggestions making it better, speak. The original is a Illustrator 8 file. Send me a message if you want the original, the ai-file.
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