Hi all. I installed a Dynavector 20x2 this weekend. I thought it was a pretty easy install intitially, and I was most concerned with the frequency resonance test, as my arm needed a weight to get it in normal range. Anyway, that much is fine. But I can't seem to get one or two things right and just want to know how much I should care given my equipment. I have an integrated tube amp, which may be part of the problem.
Anyway, I could never get my 2m black to track the 16db bias test, and I eventually stopped caring because it sounded good. I had some higher expectations from the 20x2, but alas,no - it breaks up in the right channel no matter what I do. But again, not too concerned with that. But what I am a bit concerned about is that it can't track the last track on the second side unless I contort the cart to a ridiculous angle or add a lot of extra weight.This also breaks up in the right channel. I've been at this now for 3 days. The other 2 tracking tests aren't a problem, but the last won't cooperate.
So i am getting distortion in the right channel consistently. I can't add any more antiskate. I readjusted the azimuth (using the project bubble level?). Made sure the table and platter were completely level. VTA is just the teeniest bit tail down, but adjusting it does not seem to matter much. Ive been digitally managing the tracking force at 2g (middle of recommended range).
I am also getting crosstalk (currently approx the same on both sides. Also, the channels don't fully cancel each other on the mono test.
I've been at this point before, and I know some of the answer is to just try to enjoy the music. But at the same time I'd like to know if there is anything I can improve. So...
1) how much crosstalk is normal given my amp and other factors.
2) should the 20x2 be easily able to track the 16db track (the one before the torture track?
3) what could I be doing wrong to cause this distortion in the right channel? Is this a "sweetspot" issue, and I just haven't hit it yet?
Pro-ject 6perspex, 2m black, dynavector 20x2
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