sliding across

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sliding across

Post by streetpussy » 14 Mar 2019 00:22

Well, after finally getting my TT dialed and not f*****g anything up for quite a while, I managed to do something stupid again. I was putting my dust cover back on while a record was spinning because a normal person can do that without problems. Doing so, a bumped the tonearm and it slid across the record about an inch #-o

Now I have the joy of obsession once again. The stylus still exists and I think it all sounds the same. But of course I'm looking for problems with the sound now. Problems that probably even there. If an issue did arise from this mistake, what would it be? I'm fine, yeah? It's not like I dropped it on the platter and this is the first time this has happened...

It looks fine...
I really cannot go through the insanity of aligning the cart again because I think even if I use the same model stylus I'd probably have to do that.. It's a Nagaoka MP110

Oh and ignore the tiny hair hanging off the stylus in the first image :lol:

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Re: sliding across

Post by lenjack » 14 Mar 2019 01:26

I think you're OK. Ignore it.

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Re: sliding across

Post by Alec124c41 » 14 Mar 2019 01:46

And leave the cover off when you are playing records.

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Re: sliding across

Post by streetpussy » 14 Mar 2019 02:21

Oh damn. I will. Does it affect the sound?

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Re: sliding across

Post by zlartibartfast » 14 Mar 2019 03:47

streetpussy wrote:
14 Mar 2019 02:21
Oh damn. I will. Does it affect the sound?
Yes I have the same question. I'm thinking it does; I think there's a "ringing" quality, a short reverberation and occasional resonance that I can hear with the cover down.

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Re: sliding across

Post by AsOriginallyRecorded » 14 Mar 2019 04:01

Another break out the popcorn argument, with little convincing argument one way or the other. I don't know of a single manufacturer that advised to take of cover, place record on platter, lower needle, and enjoy the music. It is optional, I keep mine on to fully protect record, cartridge and tonearm while playing and certainly when not in use. It reduces the risk of any damage, and unless you are sitting too close and the cover doesn't fit properly, I can't imagine reverberation and resonance being an issue. It certainly isn't on any of my turntables. To each his own really....dance to the music.... :|

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Re: sliding across

Post by Alec124c41 » 14 Mar 2019 13:35

The sound can make the cover vibrate, which can be transmitted to the turntable.

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Re: sliding across

Post by lenjack » 14 Mar 2019 14:09

Alec124c41 wrote:
14 Mar 2019 13:35
The sound can make the cover vibrate, which can be transmitted to the turntable.

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Absolutely and totally agree. If you have a removable cover with no hinge, put the cover away when not in use. If you have a hinged cover, remove it or leave it opened, when in use.

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Re: sliding across

Post by MetalT75 » 14 Mar 2019 15:30

I wouldn’t leave the cover open either. With my Rega I noticed that when I tapped the platter with a finger there was this strange sound like something was loose and resonating. It was the opened dust cover that made the sound. I touched the dust cover when tapping the platter and there was no sound. So, the dust cover will vibrate and resonate also if left open.

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Re: sliding across

Post by JoeE SP9 » 14 Mar 2019 15:57

When playing an LP I completely remove the dust cover. With non-suspended TT's it can sometimes be easy to hear the deleterious effect a dust cover can cause. With suspended TT designs (AR, Thorens) the dust cover has less effect but it's there nonetheless.

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Re: sliding across

Post by zlartibartfast » 14 Mar 2019 16:07

Well, it's good to know I'm not imagining things

Nevertheless, when my young nieces are at the house, I intend to keep the cover down.

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Re: sliding across

Post by MetalT75 » 14 Mar 2019 16:14

Well, that’s a wise move.

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Re: sliding across

Post by nat » 14 Mar 2019 21:08

It is possible there is someone who plays records a lot who actually has not, even once, sent the arm skating across the record, but give that person a little more time, and they will.
Most of the time there is no effect other than embarrassment, but now and again, the stylus or cantilever is destroyed, so, needless to say, try to avoid doing it again.

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Re: sliding across

Post by Ghaasl » 15 Mar 2019 11:20

I’d bet money that you did no damage to your stylus. I am also of the crowd that leaves the cover up when records are playing. Just something I picked up from my folks at a young age. They always left the cover open when they played records, so, I do too.

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Re: sliding across

Post by nat » 17 Mar 2019 23:49

Revisiting my post: Depending on how dry the air is in your house, the dustcover can get enough charge to lift the arm off the record. I had to tape a bare copper wire along the arm's path on the underside of the dustcover with my PL 12D when I lived in Rhodes dormitory at Bryn Mawr College (back when the Haverford/Bryn Mawr dorm exchange existed).

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