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Old 26th September 2002, 04:08 PM   #1
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Default What is the best way to adjust Tone Arm

Hey all, just wondering what you do to adjust your tone arm...weight, setup etc.

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Old 26th September 2002, 04:19 PM   #2
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Old 26th September 2002, 04:27 PM   #3
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Well to put it honestly...just play with the weights (add/ remove/move forwards or back). Listen for a while...make adjustments...listen for a while...make adjustments. Just trying to get a good sound without turning the albums into a big slinky :>)

Seen an old turn table from a Buick...late 50's I think. Man did that tone arm, or should I say Tone Log apply pressure to the album! What your record skips...here lets just add a BIGGER spring...viola problem solved :>)

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Rino, my rule of thumb is: turn the weights until you have the equilibrium and then put the marker to 0. From that zero, turn again ¼ turn to add weight.
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turn the weights until you have the equilibrium and then put the marker to 0. From that zero, turn again ¼ turn to add weight.
That's it and adjust the antiskating.
It can be done on a record without groves or on a testrecord observing distortion in both channels. Either way it is a compromise.

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Equillibrium? Who's that? Do you meen the "Zero" point?
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Equilibrum: the tone arm is in the middle of the course.

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zero point: there is a small disk close to the weight that has numbers: this is to "mark" your starting point (equilibrum).
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Cool...I get you. Thanks!

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