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Old 14th July 2019, 05:40 PM   #171
Panayotis Kritidis is offline Panayotis Kritidis  Greece
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...and no amount of perfection in tracking will make me want to use an air pump in audio.
Dear directdriver. I agree with most of what you say in post 168. But not with the opinion in the above quote. I am sure that air bearing is inherently the best possible, but I disagree with some realizations of this technics. For example:

- The quite short tonearms, forcing the tonearm rotation axis too high and resulting in considerable alterations of the effective length and the tracking angle in the case of strong warps. I posted here a special clip about this.

- The quite high values of the tonearm mass, in some cases close or even higher than 100 g.

Of all the variants I have seen so far, I would like to have and test a Bergmann tonearm:

Magne T.T. system - bergmannaudio.com
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Old 14th July 2019, 06:09 PM   #172
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I will answer your comments briefly since this is not air bearing thread.

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- The quite short tonearms, forcing the tonearm rotation axis too high and resulting in considerable alterations of the effective length and the tracking angle in the case of strong warps. I posted here a special clip about this.
Check DIY linear arm thread. Niffy did a clever and out of box thinking calculation.


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- The quite high values of the tonearm mass, in some cases close or even higher than 100 g.
A good linear arm is an optimum combination of mass, friction and cartridge compliance. To single out mass doesn't mean anything.

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Of all the variants I have seen so far, I would like to have and test a Bergmann tonearm:

Magne T.T. system - bergmannaudio.com
I surely have opinions about this kind of air bearing arm. But I am not going to say it here since it is not the focus of this thread.

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