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Old 27th September 2002, 01:41 PM   #21
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Per,

Maybe we should align any language barriers as well?
I see you're still promoting the "smoerebroet"?

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Old 27th September 2002, 05:42 PM   #22
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Peranders! Cool pdf. Just copied it...going to play with it on Saturday. I'll post the results.


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Old 27th September 2002, 06:24 PM   #23
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All,

description of the promised procedure is quite job and tonight i want an evening off.

In the meantime, have a look at this post, Topics: VTA, TF, AS adjusted by ear.
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Old 27th September 2002, 11:38 PM   #24
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Bernhard,

Do you see the use for a "grooveless" record?
Does anyone see the use of a cartridge as an acceloremeter for that matter?

Sometimes people don't realise the power of the tools they have at hand.

Sent us a little post when you're back from the "Bier Garten"

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Old 1st October 2002, 05:20 PM   #25
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Hey all, did some playing on the weeked. Adjusted the Tone Arm and the anti-skate. Already sounds better. Quick question...anyone listen to Gold Dust Women on album (Fleetwood Mac)? Does Stevie's voice get a little distorted and higher levels.
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Old 1st October 2002, 11:05 PM   #26
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Rino and all,
duties kept me busybusy the last days.
I see that i post the promised Howto as soon as possible.

There has been a question concerning blank bands/grooveless areas on test records.

Yes, to me they make sense as a coincidental check or simply to save time.
The antiskaing adjustment by ear i descibed in my linked post arrives at approximately the same AS values as the blank band test. I say approximately as each record's vinyl is a little bit different concerning friction and this affects the blank band test minutely. Obvious that the blank band record has not exactly the same friction as the record with music on it and used to adjust AS by ear.

Reference to me is the AS adjustment by ear, but the blank band test can save a lot of time to get in proximity of the optimum AS value. No lengthy iterations needed, seek the blank band test AS value for a given TF, then do the fine tweaking by ear. Only recommended if you have a lot of experience with the adjustment by ear, otherwise the iterations to arrive at the right value are sort of teach-in.
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Old 2nd October 2002, 08:46 AM   #27
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Hi all,

reading all this helped me quite a bit on my way with my 5,- dumpstore turntable It's not much really, but I can play my records for now...

The problem I am experiencing is this: My phono seems to have a difficulty with dynamics. It starts to clip at higher frequencies when say, the singer volumes up. I'm not sure what's the source of this clipping, but I definitely want to get rid of it!

I don't have any measuring tools, but i'm trying to borrow some. Next, since one of the cartridge-holding-screws is missing, I'm unable to adjust the azimuth.

Does anyone know what the primary source is of ths clipping-disaster??

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Old 2nd October 2002, 08:56 AM   #28
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Hello,

It is a bit of a wild guess:
Assuming the problem manifests itself on both stereo channels,it could be :

-that the tracking weight of the cartridge is a bit too low.
-the cartridge tip is dirty.
-you're overloading the phonostage,check if it is set for the correct type of cartridge.

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Old 2nd October 2002, 08:56 AM   #29
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A turntable is a very delicate thing ; There are 3 parameters (main) of regolation : the VTA or vertical tracking angle , the parallelism between shell and table , and the radial error.

A wrong regoulation of these parameters ( even a millimeter )
will be as the results , a disaster.

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