Best Tonearm Lifter?

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Re: Best Tonearm Lifter?

Post by JAV80007 » 27 Dec 2018 20:10

+1 for the Qup. Mine works flawlessly with my Merantz TT-15S1.

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Re: Best Tonearm Lifter?

Post by vanakaru » 28 Dec 2018 10:18

johnyradio wrote:
20 Dec 2017 20:46
i should have put "automatic" in the title of this thread, but seems i can no longer edit it now.
What do you mean by "automatic"? The ones that are listed here need manual cocking before next record is played. That is somewhat inconvenient and possibly pretty bad with some models like Q-Up - if you leave the lifter UP the tonearm will bump into the lifter and starts skipping the track. If you are not there when it happens it may permanently dig a hole into you record. In that light the wage type lifter are less hazardous.
I use Arduino's in my work often and I have been thinking of making an automatic lifter using it and some sensors, el.magnet to engage existing lifter etc. But it is has not become a priority so I may never take it on.

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Re: Best Tonearm Lifter?

Post by JRo » 31 Mar 2019 19:45

so far it seems to be the Q-up lifter ,I tried it on my pro-ject turnturntable it works fine,it is not expensive like the others I have seen,lt is made out of plastic but it doesn't to me anyway looks chinzey,I had to modify it a liitle to make it work by removing white rubber like padding on lifter and sand with very fine sand paper the lifting arm so as to clear tone arm ,now I can use the base it comes with and use it to work on 45's records with a slight adjustment if I wanted to play 45's.to me this way less expensive than the others although they work I'm sure just as well but they are over 100.00 dollars or in that area the Q-up is 49.00 dollars.

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Re: Best Tonearm Lifter?

Post by Legrace » 31 Mar 2019 21:16

With lifts whenever you change a cartridge it impacts setup. This one of all the ones I've tried over the years is by far the easiest to readjust following a cartridge change:
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Re: Best Tonearm Lifter?

Post by AudioFeline » 01 Apr 2019 04:35

I think there is an opportunity to move forward from these mechanical devices, and have an IR remote controlled lifter.

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Re: Best Tonearm Lifter?

Post by KentT » 01 Apr 2019 13:46

I like the AT 6006 safety raiser the best. I've installed Q-Ups for other people. They work fine, but the AT is less abrupt.

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Re: Best Tonearm Lifter?

Post by blekenbleu » 01 Jan 2020 21:51

smee4 wrote:
19 Dec 2017 23:26
The simple swinging weight arm types work very well, but yes, there is a soft clunk as they lift the arm.
I did not find a lifter to fit DJ-style turntables, so improvised one:

https://blekenbleu.github.io/AT-LP140XP/#lift

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Re: Best Tonearm Lifter?

Post by Ripvanvinyl » 01 Jan 2020 22:12

Wow, a thread revived from the dead. I've looked at a few but am still looking for the perfect tonearm lifter as well; in particular one that is inexpensive and doesn't have to be removed when I put the dust cover on my Thorens TD-203.

For now this one will have to do.
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Re: Best Tonearm Lifter?

Post by blekenbleu » 02 Jan 2020 08:38

Ripvanvinyl wrote:
01 Jan 2020 22:12
still looking for the perfect tonearm lifter as well; in particular one that is inexpensive and doesn't have to be removed when I put the dust cover on my Thorens TD-203.
I've had the nearly identical ancestor to Q UP on a TD-126 since new.
No sex appeal, but other than tape on the side to secure the height adjustment, no real complaints.