Schopper TP63 alignment

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Schopper TP63 alignment

Post by sberger » 11 Feb 2020 02:26

What gauge/protractor do folks use to align this model?

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Re: Schopper TP63 alignment

Post by sberger » 11 Feb 2020 15:59

Nobody?

Ok how about this: Has anybody used one of the aftermarket TP63 gauges for the Schopper? According to Volante, the NOS alignment gauge for the TP63 armtube that he has for sale will not work with Schopper TP63, only the original. I'm waiting for him to respond to my question as to why that is. Odd that Schopper makes this arm, but not a gauge to work with it assuming the available gauges don't.

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Re: Schopper TP63 alignment

Post by sberger » 11 Feb 2020 20:38

So the obvious answer(except to me) is that Schopper's TP63 has a TP68 headshell, different then the original TP63. So no gauge available. Yet.

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Re: Schopper TP63 alignment

Post by cactusguy63 » 12 Feb 2020 00:59

Hi
Just saw this. I had a Schopper arm on my TD166 MK3. I just used a standard protractor. Worked fine.

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Re: Schopper TP63 alignment

Post by sberger » 12 Feb 2020 01:38

cactusguy63 wrote:
12 Feb 2020 00:59
Hi
Just saw this. I had a Schopper arm on my TD166 MK3. I just used a standard protractor. Worked fine.
Thanks for chiming in.

What cartridge did you use on it?

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Re: Schopper TP63 alignment

Post by cactusguy63 » 12 Feb 2020 14:15

Grado Gold, Ortofon 2M, Ortofon Quintet

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Re: Schopper TP63 alignment

Post by sberger » 12 Feb 2020 15:38

cactusguy63 wrote:
12 Feb 2020 14:15
Grado Gold, Ortofon 2M, Ortofon Quintet
Thanks. I was thinking of going with a Grado, but think I'm going to opt for the slightly heavier Pickering V15 Micro IV(equivalent to Stanton 600). I didn't buy the heavier counter weight so I'm hoping it will be heavy enough. I have several different styli for it, so a little more flexibility.

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Re: Schopper TP63 alignment

Post by cactusguy63 » 12 Feb 2020 22:21

the arm and headshell are heavier than the standard Thorens arm. I think it was 3 or 4 grams more in weight which helped handle the better cartridges.

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Re: Schopper TP63 alignment

Post by user510 » 14 Feb 2020 19:28

The TP16/TP11 arms conformed to Stevenson alignment geometry. However a Baerwald alignment could sometimes be achieved using a two point protractor and while using the standard arm wand/head shell. It just depended on if there was enough room within the slotted head shell for the added effective length needed. Given that, you could try the three different alignment geometries to see which one you prefer; Stevenson, Loefgren B, Loefgren A (Baerwald).

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