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Clearaudio Maestro MM cartridge - any problem?
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Hello to everybody,

yesterday I pressed by mistake slightly the arm whilst playing and it bounced gently back on the vinyl...and kept playing. Now I am stressing as it seems sound is not the same anymore. It might well be all my imagination, but I am not an expert at all on turntables and cartdridges. Do you think I could have damaged something? 

Look at the 2 close pictures I managed to take of the cartridge

 

Thanks a lot

 

 

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RE: Clearaudio Maestro MM cartridge - any problem?

Is it normal that (in second picture) the angle between needle and whatever is its body is not 0 degrees (so it is not a straight line)?

If you want to see hi-res pic please go here: https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-37QsY_TBKBw/T6_-nY3kqYI/AAAAAAAAAVA/eW-NLxU9RSA/s1024/IMG_6290.JPG

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RE: Clearaudio Maestro MM cartridge - any problem?

Are you still worried about the SQ?...I'm out of this game so long that I can't remember precisely the angle of the stylus from the body, but I don't believe it stuck out straight, though it straightened up a bit when the weight came on after being placed on the record. If you don't get a better answer here, check with the dealer.

I never damaged mine, even after the odd mishap.

 

"We should no more let numbers define audio quality than we should let chemical analysis be the arbiter of fine wines."  Nelson Pass

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RE: Clearaudio Maestro MM cartridge - any problem?

CnoEvil wrote:

Are you still worried about the SQ?...I'm out of this game so long that I can't remember precisely the angle of the stylus from the body, but I don't believe it stuck out straight, though it straightened up a bit when the weight came on after being placed on the record. If you don't get a better answer here, check with the dealer.

I never damaged mine, even after the odd mishap.

 

 

Ahaha, yes! But I guess it's all my imagination! I am actually very much enjoying the Performance with the EAR phonostage, a great combination. Looking forward to balance also the digital source as now I am listening almost exclusively to vinyls...the difference in SQ is really evident...

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