Just signed into this forum on turntables for the first time.
I am a member of the Antique Wireless Association in Bloomfield, NY. I volunteer to maintain/restore/repair and calibrate just about anything to support our museum. We have a great deal of 16 inch records that we need to convert into digital form. We have no idea what is on them at this point. To do this I am restoring to operation an old Rek-O-Kut B-16-H "transcription turn table" (about the size of a dishwasher including the cabinet). So far so good. I fabricated some parts to transfer one tonearm from one unit to another. I have up and running a Yamaha amp and a mixing board with some old junk 78's. Now it is time to get the transferred tonearm aligned and calibrated. Is there anyone that can advise me on how to set the stylus pressure and more? The cartridge is a dual type that is selectable for either 78 or 33-1/3 and 45 rpm by pushing in a red "knob" and turning it for the correct turntable speed. I suspect I'll be supporting this area of the museum for a long time now that I am retired. It is very satisfying to do this kind of work! At the AWA, we cover anything related to the history of electrical/electronic communications including radio and TV broadcasting and phonograph equipment, etc.. Please see our site (Antiquewireless.org). Best Regards and thanks for any ideas and support, Pete