Aaaaahhhhhhhh........ clean, after a nice 70% IPA brush off......
I'm sure she'll sound as nice as the EPC P 22 sounds (some cymbal harshness, hopefully will mellow out when run in)
Thanks for all the comments.
My daily player is a Technics SL - QL1 tangential.
So , by eyeball and thanks to P-mount geometry?, the stylus appears to be in the same line as the spindle centerline.
ld, backing into the VTA question, assume 15deg and using 4.125" tonearm length from VintageTechnics and using that Indian Chief, Sohcahtoa's ratio, I back calculate 1.06" from pivot to stylus.
This 1" drop is confirmed in the service manuals for the Technics linears and looks correct via eyeball.
lanny, I do not have a vacuum type RCM, everything's done manually. I swipe every LP I play with a D4 velvet brush and a distilled water IPA homebrew.
Over the years, I've come to accept the periodic fouling of the stylus as the source of bad sound. Consequently and paranoidically this has caused me to purchase replacement cartridges thinking the styli were worn and retiring the old cartridge/stylus combo before their time? Especially, in the golden days of the LP when just the stylus was sometimes as much as a new cartridge. Retired, until I got them under a scope.
The paranoia has resulted in a collection of cartridges which still sound very nice as it seems the poor sound resulted from the cleanliness of the stylus.
What's wonderful is the ability to confirm this with the QX3 microscope now after so many years.
Also, I have come to this dirty stylus finding? after running both pivoting and linear tts.
Which leads me to:
What are your stylus cleaning experiences? vs sound? vs number of LPs played? vs LP cleaning methods? Bluemoon23 how does your SL 10 sound now?http://www.vinylengine.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=21033
Thanks in advance for any input / comments.
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