Setting azimuth with Schopper TP63

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Setting azimuth with Schopper TP63

Post by sberger » 15 Feb 2020 01:37

Would appreciate how one goes about doing this. There is a screw near the headshell base, but that doesn't seem to do anything when I loosen it.

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Re: Setting azimuth with Schopper TP63

Post by user510 » 15 Feb 2020 03:11

http://www.schopper.ch/uploads/images/NOS/TP_63_2.jpg
Above image shows the machine screw near the headshell. This has to be for azimuth adjust. If like the TP60 headshell on the first version of the TP16, it is meant to be rotated at the headshell by holding the armtube firmly while twisting the headshell to adjust. That headshell can be stiff to adjust, but it does adjust. Presume the Schopper arm tube works the same.
Disclaimer: I've never had hands-on with this Schopper part so I could be full of furtilizer in the way that it smells in spring time. Let us know how it works. Good luck :shock:
Anyway....the owner's manual indicates using a mirror to verify azimuth alignment.
-Steve

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Re: Setting azimuth with Schopper TP63

Post by sberger » 15 Feb 2020 03:45

Thanks. That's what I think as well, but the headshell didn't twist when I tried. Actually removed the screw, and could not get the shell to twist at all. Sent a note to Volante, the seller for some assistance.

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Re: Setting azimuth with Schopper TP63

Post by sberger » 15 Feb 2020 17:56

Heard back from Volante, and got it figured out.

"The armtube and headshell is made with low tolerances.
The problem is that the headshell is sitting to tide on the shaft of the armtube.
The problem is very easy to solve. See the attached pic.
Take a screw driver and open the little gap on the underside of the headshell than you can move the headshell for a perfect azimuth adjustment."


https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/9U0AAOSw ... -l1600.jpg

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Re: Setting azimuth with Schopper TP63

Post by user510 » 15 Feb 2020 18:34

ahaaa! Problem solved.

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Re: Setting azimuth with Schopper TP63

Post by sberger » 15 Feb 2020 22:29

I must be the only one who couldn't figure it out. I've yet to see anybody post anywhere about it. Funny, since that's one of the main selling points of the arm.

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Re: Setting azimuth with Schopper TP63

Post by user510 » 17 Feb 2020 20:09

The Schopper TP63 upgrade arm wand definitely looks more useful than is the OEM Thorens TP63. A logical purchase if one intends to keep the TP16 tonearm.
-Steve

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Re: Setting azimuth with Schopper TP63

Post by sberger » 17 Feb 2020 20:56

user510 wrote:
17 Feb 2020 20:09
The Schopper TP63 upgrade arm wand definitely looks more useful than is the OEM Thorens TP63. A logical purchase if one intends to keep the TP16 tonearm.
-Steve
It is. The TP62 is better for high compliance carts like my Grace F9.

I actually just picked up an OEM TP63 and an alignment jig. Why? It was there. So now I'll have 3 arms to fool around with on this table.

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