Dealing With Previously-Misaligned Carts

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BlazingArrow74
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Dealing With Previously-Misaligned Carts

Post by BlazingArrow74 » 06 Dec 2018 19:41

In general, if a stylus has been used, from new, for a couple hundred hours at one geometry, & VTA, is it expected that it may sound WORSE for a while if a more correct alignment / VTA is achieved using better measuring tools, more patience (heh), etc. ? Is it possible that we create a "wear profile" on the diamond with an initial usage run that makes adjustments sound unsuccessful ?

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Re: Dealing With Previously-Misaligned Carts

Post by Pauw » 06 Dec 2018 20:57

I have thought the thoughts you are thinking for a long while ...so I would say yes you are right and it might take a while for the new stylus profile to "wear into" the new correct profile. :D

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Re: Dealing With Previously-Misaligned Carts

Post by BlazingArrow74 » 07 Dec 2018 00:29

Thanks, I'll try to be more patient and listen for changes !

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Re: Dealing With Previously-Misaligned Carts

Post by smee4 » 13 Dec 2018 00:27

If it has been well used, I would be wary of altering the alignment. You might be presenting a sharper edge (from the previous wear pattern) to the vinyl groove.

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