P1 tracking weight.

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P1 tracking weight.

Post by kingpin1935 » 17 Jun 2019 12:46

I`m considering getting an LP Gear CFN 3600LE stylus for the carbon cartridge.
Will the tracking weight remain the same as with the factory fitted stylus?

thanks,Dave

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Re: P1 tracking weight.

Post by vintagevinyllover » 17 Jun 2019 14:04

Pretty much, though it would be good practice to rebalance, double-check your cartridge alignment and the security of all fittings when you change the stylus assembly.

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Post by kingpin1935 » 17 Jun 2019 17:25

Thanks,that makes sense.

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Post by Lion89 » 17 Jun 2019 20:25

The P1 tracking weight is set at 2.5 grams. I bought this stylus when I had my P1 and LP gear recommend tracking at 2.5 grams. After the stylus was run in, I thought it sounded excellent, which it did; it cleans up all the rough edges.

After reading these forums, I noticed almost everyone running this stylus, were tracking at 2 grams.

I got a digital scale from Amazon for £9 UK and proceeded to set the force at 2 grams. Its a little fiddly getting it just right as there is no thread. Once I got it spot on, I went to my goto record for testing; Steel Pulse’s Handsworth Revolution.

All I can say is WoW! I couldn’t believe the difference half a gram could make. The music just came alive and sparkles. I now have a P2 with the same stylus at 2G

Go for it. It is a perfect fit for your deck

Enjoy

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Re: P1 tracking weight.

Post by kingpin1935 » 18 Jun 2019 12:57

Thanks very much for your very helpful post,much appreciated.

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Re: P1 tracking weight.

Post by vintagevinyllover » 18 Jun 2019 19:07

surprised at 2.5, my friend bought a P1 last year and tracks at 1.8-2.0, set up by the dealer

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Re: P1 tracking weight.

Post by Lion89 » 18 Jun 2019 21:02

Hi , well we all know different dealers do different things. I don’t doubt your words, but the P1 has a stop which the weight should be ‘pressed home’ against according to the setup instructions. At that point the force is 2.5 grams. LP gear also recommends 2.5. I would be cautious going less than 2 grams with the RB110 tonearm. 2 grams works perfectly. Going lighter on this arm with a carbon cart runs the risk of ‘loose’ tracking & subsequent damage to your vinyl. Also because the RB110 weight is designed to be ‘locked in’, when you set it lighter, it can move as there is no thread.

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Post by kingpin1935 » 19 Jun 2019 10:58

More food for thought,thanks.

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Re: P1 tracking weight.

Post by Lion89 » 19 Jun 2019 11:15

Kingpin. Set it a 2G, swap the stylus; they are plug & play. No further alignment should be necessary; if the carbon stylus is ok then swapping the stylus will not affect the alignment.

Then you will be in Sonic heaven. Better still, add a 23mm acrylic platter; stunning 😁

Enjoy

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Re: P1 tracking weight.

Post by vintagevinyllover » 19 Jun 2019 15:03

Going lighter on this arm with a carbon cart runs the risk of ‘loose’ tracking & subsequent damage to your vinyl. /quote]
Thanks, I'll pass that bit of information on to my friend. I'm sure he'll be interested, especially as he still has my HFN 002 Test record. Love those torture tracks!

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