When we had the self-same cartridge/arm combo, we used a tracking weight of 2.2-2.3 for best results - that's a good 10% heavier than you have it now. Himself has some other ideas, too - more to follow...
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Alcalex. Do i take it that you only got this TT yesterday as you said a screw was loose when you got it home from the dealers ?.
No, I take it back because I wanted him to check something for me on the TT, but when I got home had this problem I didn't have before....
Interesting, thanks a lot. I redid everything, leveled the turntbale using the bubble and adjusting feet, reset the height of the arm so the tube of the arm is parallel to the record when the needle is on the record...
Now I just realised the cartridge is not perfectli aligned as the needle is not pointing to the reference centre...I will also try to set the tracking weight a bit heavier after this....
If you have any other ideas please let me know! Thanks again
Argh...just realised that there is not tool to undo the screw which keeps the cartridge in place...so I can't realign it.
Might this one be related to the other problem as well? Thanks a lot
Unscrew and remove the anti-skating magnet bolt completely.
Then re-set the tracking weight to 2.2g. Without the Anti-skating device present you will get a far more accurate reading on your level.
Then screw in the anti-skating magnetic bolt untill you can see about a third of the thread. Then re-fix the locking ring.
That should be it - more info/instructions from Clearaudio here
As far as the cartridge alignment adjustment - perhaps this warrants a return trip to your dealer?
Thanks a lot!
When I measure the weight, does it matter where the gauge is placed? I mean, should it be placed next to the center?
EDIT: Done! And without the bolt it was indeed much easier the reading...
Done everything...is there any test record/tool I can buy to check if I have done everything properly?
Anyway...even if everything set I the arm still slides a little bit right when I lift the arm....much less now but still...
Some movement is quite normal. If you want to lessen it, it won't hurt to unscrew the anti-staking bolt a couple of turns....
Have u actioned all advice given here? There are test vinyl with antiskate tracks which are effective and simple to use. Bought mine in 1973!
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Is it? Great...as I thought he shouldn't move at all...but it seems unatural as for sure some inerzia will act on the arm whilst you suddendly lift it...
Yes but I guess I need some sort of equipment to do the testing/measurement a part from the disc...right...or not?
Google the HiFi Test record or ebay
no tools easy setup
It's this one at 25GBP?
Looks like a descendant of my early 70s disc but a little more expensive too. I have found it useful tho over the years to get the setup spot on.
I definitely recommend the HiFi test record. You can set everything up with the right loading and bias, but the test tracks and tones on the record show up any issues really clearly.
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