Does anyone know what brand/model this dust-catcher is?

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jimkarl
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Does anyone know what brand/model this dust-catcher is?

Post by jimkarl » 09 Jun 2019 05:06

It was installed on a higher end Kyocera PL-901. trying to figure out the settings. It has an adjustable weight in the back and the whole unit "swivels" around the center post
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Post by Alec124c41 » 09 Jun 2019 13:43

The trickiest part of these dust brushes is getting the "overhang" right. Too much, and it scoots to the middle of the record. Too little, and it hangs at the edge.
I find a small underhang works best, so it tracks at about the same speed as the tonearm.

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Post by jimkarl » 09 Jun 2019 18:45

So small underhang means moving the brush arm more to the outside of the table, or further in?

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Post by Alec124c41 » 09 Jun 2019 21:02

About a quarter inch short of the spindle works for me. Play around to find the best for yours.
The old Dust Bugs had a velvet roller to collect the dust, and a stiff brush that tracked the grooves, However the bristles played the music, and the vibrations could be transmitted through the vinyl to the stylus.

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Re: Does anyone know what brand/model this dust-catcher is?

Post by bimasta123 » 11 Jun 2019 06:44

As to the original question — who made it? — it looks home-made to me. I can't imagine a manufacturer using a simple bolt/knurled nut, prone to rust, as a counterweight — it looks like something lying around a garage workshop. That said, it probably does its job very well. I made one once, using the brush from camera lens cleaner: very soft bristles and lots of them. It did a fine job. And I daresay it looked more "professional", but only because I happened to have better junk lying around that day, so I take no artistic credit.

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Post by Solist » 11 Jun 2019 11:11

These kind of anti static tonearms are not expensive, and you might want to order a new one. It looks to have painter brush fibers, which can get hard with age. The new ones are made from carbon fiber.

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Post by AudioFeline » 16 Jun 2019 02:01

Solist wrote:
11 Jun 2019 11:11
These kind of anti static tonearms are not expensive,...
This one is expensive - TRU-SWEEP by Integrityhifi in Canada. The weight on the "tonearm" can be positioned along the length to adjust the speed it moves across the record. It's made in three sizes.

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