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Cartridge Close-Ups - Show Your Shots!

Postby Abandonflip » 29 Jan 2008 20:31

Oh well, I may win the 'booby prize'.

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Postby satanfriendly » 29 Jan 2008 21:09

I know I've posted this before, but here goes:

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My Blue Note being at peace with itself
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Postby satanfriendly » 29 Jan 2008 21:58

Oh well, I may win the 'booby prize'.


Whayee, it's the Thorntons Special Nut Toffee again! It looks like it should be eaten.
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Grace F-9 Sound-smith retip

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Postby Blue Angel » 30 Jan 2008 01:04

Great Topic & Great Pics All 8)

@ Sssatan, Is that Juliette letting it all hang out on the 3rd floor of Boboli Mansions by the Black Lake :?: No offence intended :D This architechtural thought just unexpectedly crossed my mind. Nice landscape, though :lol:

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Postby Guest » 30 Jan 2008 05:48

idiotec wrote:I have a terrible camera, so this is the best I could get.

Jeezez..you were'nt kidding about that camera...I believe you may have bumped Blue Angel from the position of resident photo mangler..
Blue is getting much better as witnessed by this photo he took of one of his Mantis cartridges

This is an Audio-technica cartridge I used to own... and foolishly sold
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and a different view of the Grace I posted earlier..still dusty
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Postby LPspinner » 30 Jan 2008 11:26

Ok -- it’s my turn ….

Here is my main source and Ortofon MC30 Super Mark II a little old but its a low mileage unit, and still sounds Oh so sweet. \:D/

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And on my other Deck, an Orpheus with an Audiophile products Uni-pivot arm sits an Audio Technica AT95E. It’s typical budget fair I know; - but give it a good arm and the little AT doesn’t know it isn’t supposed to sound as good as it does. :D

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Postby satanfriendly » 30 Jan 2008 14:28

@ Sssatan, Is that Juliette letting it all hang out on the 3rd floor of Boboli Mansions by the Black Lake


I never noticed that before Blue, nicely spotted. Ironic isn't it that the disc in action is Dire Straits 'Making Movies' and the track probably is 'Romeo and Juliette', so may be she is just hanging out. That makes Romeo wanting his wicked way on the other side of Boboli Mansions. Ah ah games up.

I thought it looked rather architectural as well, with a tad serenity thrown in.
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Postby idiotec » 30 Jan 2008 16:32

I believe you may have bumped Blue Angel from the position of resident photo mangler

I'm so honored! :D
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Postby Blue Angel » 31 Jan 2008 00:06

I lapped up all you wrote about that Boboli, Satan. It sure sounds a very nice cart and that Ferrari red is most becoming. Maranello here I come :D The Italians (and the French) always do things differently.

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Postby Beltway » 31 Jan 2008 14:45

Some great shots here, I especially like the Pearl photo.
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Postby Abandonflip » 31 Jan 2008 22:15

Beltway wrote:Some great shots here, I especially like the Pearl photo.

Me too - that would blow up into a great poster.
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Postby bauzace50 » 02 Feb 2008 10:22

Hi,
there is one piece missing from the WTempered on this picture! It is for mounting the cartridge with two bolts, and then the piece itself is bolted to the tonearm!
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Postby michaelwnz » 02 Feb 2008 10:32

Haha.

The "missing piece" is a vestigal headhsell that provides a traditional two-point mounting.

Single point mounting was an alternative offered by Bill firebaugh to satisfy those who like to torque down on their cartridges without imposing differential stress across the cartridge body.

The stylus is also lined up with the axis of the tonearm, said to be an advantageous geometry.

Personally, I prefer single-point as it means not having to fiddle with the "headshell" which involves three screws.

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Postby Blue Angel » 02 Feb 2008 10:53

Hi

You call the shots as it's your setup but Bill Firebaugh's advice seems real muddled. If you apply torque to only one side of the cart with a single fixing screw, aren't you defeating the object of torqueing both sides equally? I don't even get enthusiastic about the regular one point fixing point of that arm, similar to Clearaudio's 'Satisfy'. Dynamic energy transferred from grooves to cantilever to cart body is more than is realised, surely? With this mounting, all this energy is transferred into the 'loose' side of the cart. I'm curious as to what will happen here.

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