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8 minutes ago, Owen Y said:

 

Actually IMHO, the main sonic advantage of linear trackers, is not more accurate tracking but elimination of the need for anti-skating, no bias side-forces - you can hear that in the hugely improved tracking stability, dynamic / pitch stability. 

 

 

Absolutely!  :thumb:

 

8 minutes ago, Owen Y said:

 

BTW IMHO again the main drawback in the Terminator design is the short arm-wand - greater variation in stylus VTA with record thickness, is obvious & a nuisance.

 

 

Is VTA difficult to adjust?

 

Andy

 

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3 hours ago, andyr said:

 

Absolutely!  :thumb:

 

 

Is VTA difficult to adjust?

 

Andy

 

Just rotate the black knob at the top clockwise or counter and if you have the digital caliper option you'll be able an adjust the height within .01mm.

 

Keng.

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10 minutes ago, kwtools said:

Just rotate the black knob at the top clockwise or counter and if you have the digital caliper option you'll be able an adjust the height within .01mm.

 

Keng.

 

Thank you, Keng.  That makes it easy to account for LP thickness differences!  :thumb:

 

Andy

 

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Sorry @andyr - poor choice of words.

The Terminator's Effective Length is only around 75mm, so you can appreciate that variations on record thickness will generate much more dramatic changes in VTA/SRA. Fortunately, the Terminator is designed for convenient VTA adjustment.

 

@kwtools - (back on topic ;) ) what 'mechanical modifications' did you feel necessary to make to your SP-10?

 

Cheers, Owen

Dark Lantern blog - http://darklanternforowen.wordpress.com/

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22 minutes ago, Owen Y said:

Sorry @andyr - poor choice of words.

The Terminator's Effective Length is only around 75mm, so you can appreciate that variations on record thickness will generate much more dramatic changes in VTA/SRA. Fortunately, the Terminator is designed for convenient VTA adjustment. 

 

@kwtools - (back on topic ;) ) what 'mechanical modifications' did you feel necessary to make to your SP-10?

 

Cheers, Owen

Dark Lantern blog - http://darklanternforowen.wordpress.com/

 

As mentioned earlier I did make up new arm wands and they are 120 mm long. The weird looking thing next is the first generation Trans-Fi knife edge arm that I bought before its call Terminator.

 

Can't remember much (for a 75yo) on the mechanical changes as it was done many years ago, did remember replacing the black plastic ring under the big thick greyish rubber ring with three shorter segments of 7000 series Alu to reduce internal motor resonance/vibration to ensure the motor runs quieter. I happen to have made a spare set just in case a new SP10 joins my collection.

Those three pieces next to the black ring were the replacements for the black ring.

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