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Wally Tractor tonearm alignment tool 254mm tonearms

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Price: $120
Item Condition: Some scuffs due to age.
Shipping Options: Pickup available but audition is not available.,Pickup available and you can audition.,Shipping is included in price.
Suburb or Town: Brisbane
State: Queensland
Payment Method: Cash, Paypal, Bank Transfer
Reason for selling: NLR

Price includes postage anywhere in Australia.

 

Very hard to come by Wally Malewicz Tractor for setting cartridge alignment & overhang perfectly. 

This device is only suited to tonearm’s with an effective arm length of 254mm. 

 

 

 

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@MrRogerswill this work for my tonearm?

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Hi! @PKay

I think this will work with any tonearms

Edited by VTN hifi

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5 hours ago, VTN hifi said:

Hi! @PKay

I think this will work with any tonearms

No, it won't. It will only work with the specific arm the protractor was designed for.

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1 hour ago, rossb said:

No, it won't. It will only work with the specific arm the protractor was designed for.

No again, it's for any arm effective length 254 as the ad says and as is etched on the template. FFS can't people read.

 

ron

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It will work only with an arm with 238.4mm pivot to spindle distance and 15.6mm overhang - as written on the template. That’s pretty specific. 

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Rossb is correct that this template was indeed designed with a specific tonearm in mind with those pivot to spindle / overhang distances.

 

But from the manufacturer, Rodine is also correct that any 254mm tonearm should be able to use this.

 

Their current designs don’t mention the pivot to spindle distance or overhang. Just the effective tonearm length which in this case is 254mm.

 

Message from the creator of the new Wally Malewicz templates & other Wally products.

 

The Wally tractor you have is perfect for setting up any tonearm at all that has a 254 mm effective length, period. If the toner manufacture chose to use non-standard assumptions for the playing radius of a record then it will still work as long as the head shell slots are long enough to accommodate the CORRECT alignment that the WallyTractor offers. If it simply cannot be made to work with it, then either the tonearm has been mounted in the wrong position or the tonearm designer, for whatever reason, chose wildly non-standard assumptions about a records playing surface. With that said, Mark Gomez of the stratospherically priced SAT tonearms has chosen crazy assumption figures. However, Michael Fremer and I conducted an experiment and we can hear the distortions caused by his assumptions at the end of records that are cut closer to the label. 

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@PKay@DamonsHIFIfrom Stereophile magazine in 2005

The basic WallyTractor remains the same in 2005: In a departure from previous such devices, like the Dennessen Soundtraktor, Mobile Fidelity's Geo-Disc, DB Systems' DBP-10, and the boomerang-like Cart-A-Lign, each WallyTractor is individually keyed to the effective length (pivot to stylus) of a specific tonearm model. There's a Linn Ekos WallyTractor, a Rega RB-300 WallyTractor, an SME V WallyTractor, and so forth.

 

BUT:

But what about those tonearms whose effective length is unknown, or that have a limited range of cartridge adjustment? For owners of such products, a new WallyTractor is available—something closer to a universal model. For the same $149 as any other WallyTractor, Malewicz can now make you one that omits the overhang guide and substitutes a straight line for the arc described above, engraved with the appropriate rotational adjustment grids

 

So who is right???? the stereophile article goes on to mention the overhang that can be keyed in if possible....

 

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4 minutes ago, Doctor Faustus said:

@PKay@DamonsHIFIfrom Stereophile magazine in 2005

The basic WallyTractor remains the same in 2005: In a departure from previous such devices, like the Dennessen Soundtraktor, Mobile Fidelity's Geo-Disc, DB Systems' DBP-10, and the boomerang-like Cart-A-Lign, each WallyTractor is individually keyed to the effective length (pivot to stylus) of a specific tonearm model. There's a Linn Ekos WallyTractor, a Rega RB-300 WallyTractor, an SME V WallyTractor, and so forth.

 

BUT:

But what about those tonearms whose effective length is unknown, or that have a limited range of cartridge adjustment? For owners of such products, a new WallyTractor is available—something closer to a universal model. For the same $149 as any other WallyTractor, Malewicz can now make you one that omits the overhang guide and substitutes a straight line for the arc described above, engraved with the appropriate rotational adjustment grids

 

So who is right???? the stereophile article goes on to mention the overhang that can be keyed in if possible....

 

I personally like the KISS approach.  That sounds like it is open to massive errors on my part. 

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38 minutes ago, Doctor Faustus said:

@PKay@DamonsHIFIfrom Stereophile magazine in 2005

The basic WallyTractor remains the same in 2005: In a departure from previous such devices, like the Dennessen Soundtraktor, Mobile Fidelity's Geo-Disc, DB Systems' DBP-10, and the boomerang-like Cart-A-Lign, each WallyTractor is individually keyed to the effective length (pivot to stylus) of a specific tonearm model. There's a Linn Ekos WallyTractor, a Rega RB-300 WallyTractor, an SME V WallyTractor, and so forth.

 

BUT:

But what about those tonearms whose effective length is unknown, or that have a limited range of cartridge adjustment? For owners of such products, a new WallyTractor is available—something closer to a universal model. For the same $149 as any other WallyTractor, Malewicz can now make you one that omits the overhang guide and substitutes a straight line for the arc described above, engraved with the appropriate rotational adjustment grids

 

So who is right???? the stereophile article goes on to mention the overhang that can be keyed in if possible....

 

 

Wally Malewicz passed away last year.  He won't be making anything new..

RIP

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Michael Fremer  |  Oct 23, 2019
 

At the San Francisco Audiophile Society meeting late September where I appeared and played records for a few hours (and had a blast), J.R. Boisclair was selling what remained of Wally Malewicz's "Wally Tools".

 

Mr. Boisclair was a friend of Wally. The family gave him the remaining tools to sell at the event and to you online. Better, he told me that in cooperation with Wally's son Andrzej, Wally Tools will soon again be manufactured and marketed.

 

The new Wally Tractor has now been released less than a week ago, link to the new design below which is a universal Tractor with arcs of many effective tonearm’s lengths.

At US $395 + postage she ain’t cheap.

 

https://www.wallyanalog.com/product-page/wallytractor

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