Cartridges, styli, and confusion

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Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Post by lenjack » 03 Jul 2019 23:29

Might be best to buy the one on ebay. Also, may I assume you've seen the manual, which tells you how to use it, which is in the library?

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Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Post by derspankster » 03 Jul 2019 23:42

Congrats andrew678122 - you got it done (well, almost) Good work! By the way, I lost my overhang gauge 40 years ago. Did the best I could with a protractor.

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Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Post by andrew678122 » 04 Jul 2019 00:49

lenjack wrote:
03 Jul 2019 23:29
Might be best to buy the one on ebay. Also, may I assume you've seen the manual, which tells you how to use it, which is in the library?
It would make it easier... and yes I have seen the manual and been through it a dozen times.

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Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Post by andrew678122 » 04 Jul 2019 01:16

derspankster wrote:
03 Jul 2019 23:42
Congrats andrew678122 - you got it done (well, almost) Good work! By the way, I lost my overhang gauge 40 years ago. Did the best I could with a protractor.
Thanks! It is quite a sense of accomplishment.

Re being overhung: Isn't all one has to do is adjust arm length so the stylus is 15mm past the center of the spindle? Punch a hole for the tone arm pivot in a piece of cardboard, then punch a hole for the spindle, draw an arc centered at the tone arm and aligned with the center of the spindle. The needle has to touch the cardboard 15mm past the drawn arc. That only does the overhang, but it doesn't sound too difficult...

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Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Post by lenjack » 04 Jul 2019 01:48

Sure...that'll work...the gauge is a lot easier. Your poison, of course.

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Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Post by andrew678122 » 08 Jul 2019 21:54

Prior to disassembling my TT I took pics of everything (or so I thought, not so the audio cables). The left audio cable has the ground wire for the tonearm which connects to the phenolic terminal strip that was stapled to the inside of the plinth. There are 2 short ground wires coming off the phenolic terminal strip, each with a screw terminal crimped on them. One of those wires goes to a screw in the Tee-bar, where does the other wire go?

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Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Post by derspankster » 08 Jul 2019 21:56

Sum all grounds.

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Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Post by andrew678122 » 08 Jul 2019 22:04

derspankster wrote:
08 Jul 2019 21:56
Sum all grounds.
I am going to do that and also put on a ground binding post, but I don't know where one of the short wires go. Does it go on the top plate somewhere?

P.S. that wire has gotta go on one of the top plate screws...

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Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Post by derspankster » 09 Jul 2019 13:24

You may be talking about the ground from the brackets that hold the top plate to the wood base. On a stock AR with the stock arm and wiring I believe the grounds are; the metal sheath around the tonearm wiring, the t-bar, the top plate (attached wiring from hold down bracket to wooden base) and of course the left and right grounds from the cartridge leads.

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Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Post by andrew678122 » 09 Jul 2019 14:22

Ok Derspankster, that was what I was thinking. I remembered the all the rest, just not the one to the top plate...

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Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Post by derspankster » 09 Jul 2019 17:15

This is the type of bubble level I was talking about. Very small, easily sits on top of head shell. But not when playing records. By the way, your package is in the mail.
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Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Post by andrew678122 » 09 Jul 2019 19:37

derspankster wrote:
09 Jul 2019 17:15
This is the type of bubble level I was talking about. Very small, easily sits on top of head shell. But not when playing records. By the way, your package is in the mail.bubble_level.jpg
I've got a few of those levels that I was using with something else — I'll have to dig around and find them.
And in order to preserve the new cartridge and stylus I'd like to fit a cueing lever to the TT, is that practical? If so any suggestions?
Re the package: that's great, thanks Derspankster!

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Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Post by lenjack » 09 Jul 2019 19:44

There are a few cueing devices available. I'll leave it to other to advise you on this. Also, there may be some folks who know how to provide antiskate for this legendary turntable.

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Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Post by andrew678122 » 10 Jul 2019 02:13

Another question for the gurus:
I have an LKG preamp (used, $14.95 on eBay) that hums like it doesn't know the words. Now my hearing is not great but this hum I can hear, therefore I have to do something about it. I don't need (or could even tell if I was listening to) an audiophile quality preamp, but I need something better then the LKG and inexpensive. Any recommendations?

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Re: Cartridges, styli, and confusion

Post by andrew678122 » 10 Jul 2019 02:16

lenjack wrote:
09 Jul 2019 19:44
There are a few cueing devices available. I'll leave it to other to advise you on this. Also, there may be some folks who know how to provide antiskate for this legendary turntable.
This shows my complete lack of knowledge: I don't know what antikates is??? Do you have something against Kates? Did she drop the needle?

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