enrico_rome wrote:@ KentT:
I got a friend who uses succesfully by many years his B790 to play 78's, he has mounted on a Stanton 500 which is supplied with a set of ten needles to play 78's, these purchased by Mr. Hodgson of Expert Stylus & Cartridge Co. in the UK.
That does not really surprise me. As a matter of fact I am aware of at least one cylinder playing machine
, made specifically for the British Library, with the Revox tonearm. A parallel arm is obviously necessary and the author mentions, in a page that I am unfortunately unable to find right now, that Revox was the only company able to deliver one that showed any interest in supporting the project. Incidentally, I've seen that the BL has a 78 rpm turntable fitted with a Revox tonearm
, although they don't use it a lot. Yes, this tonearm does have a record (pun intended) in 78rpm, and even with older formats.
One reason why it works at all is that, although extremely light, the arm is heavily damped, to the point of working fairly well with a DL103 which is not a small feat. The stiff needles are not what it works best with, but the problem is limited by the resonance peak being so much flattened compared to a conventional undamped design.
10 needles for 78rpm? Wow, your friend must be a true enthusiast
Good luck with the repair, and please keep us posted of your progress