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Old 13th March 2006, 02:16 AM   #1
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Does anyone know the loading specs (mechanical and electrical) for a Pickering P/AT-1?
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Old 1st April 2006, 08:52 PM   #2
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Bit intrigued by your enquiry. I think the Pickering and Stanton lines were very similar. If you can post some more details I'm pretty sure I'll have the equivalent Stanton spec in my files. Stick up as much as you can, ie price and all the other stuff and I'll have a look.
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Old 2nd April 2006, 12:39 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. It was made in Plainview, N.Y. and came (very likely) as standard on my Dual 1226 (from 1974).

I have since bought an Ortofon but am keeping the Pickering as it apparently has a reputation for ruggedness and would do well on records not on prime condition. It sounds quite good if not a little sluggish. No wonder as it is built like a tank.

You wouldn't also know the best capacitive loading for an OMB5? Don't know why this info is elusive.
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Old 4th April 2006, 02:51 AM   #4
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I'll have a think and check my material. But that's pretty old so I'm not overly confident. If you are desparate you can go to technical libraries such as big Uni Engineering Departments and look up back copies of "Audio" and towards the end of teach year (our Spring) they did a big equipment edition which details all the products available in the US with specs*. I have some multi cartridge reviews from HiFinews/RR from that period and I may get lucky. However I am willing to bet a substantial part of my anatomy that it will function best when looking at an input capacitance of 275pf//47k ohms. That capacitance is the wiring and input cap' of the amp' added together.

* I wont be able to do that till after Easter.
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That'll be great Jonathan, and thanks.
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