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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby audiostar » Wed Mar 04, 2009 7:36 pm

XYX Airy S on FRX tonearm
VTA: parallel to the plate
VTF: 2gms
Anti-skate: manufacturer's reco at 2
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby stereophile » Wed Mar 04, 2009 10:31 pm

FR MC201 on OL SIlver

VTF- 1.5gms
VTA- neutral
Anti-Skate- 1.5
SUT- FRT-3
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby stereophile » Thu Mar 05, 2009 3:32 am

Denon DL-102 (MONO) on Technics SL-1200 tonearm (use extra counterweight at the end of tonearm)

VTF- 3gms
VTA- Sl. tail up
Anti-Skate- just under 3
This is high output MC cart. Plug into MM input.
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby stereophile » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:36 am

AT F3 on OL RB250

VTF- 1.5gms
VTA- Tail sl. up
Anti-Skate 1.5
Loaded at 100 ohms
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby stereophile » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:38 am

Grado Black on RB300

VTF- 1.6 gms
VTA- Tail slightly up
Anti-skate- 1.5
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby stereophile » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:40 am

Shure V15xMR on Technics SL-1200

VTF 1.2gms
VTA neutral
Anti-skate- 1
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby stereophile » Thu Mar 05, 2009 4:41 am

Grado Red on Technics Sl-1200

VTF- 1.5gms
VTA neutral
Anti-skate 1.5
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby Superman » Sun Mar 22, 2009 6:57 pm

stereophile wrote:Shure V15xMR on Technics SL-1200

VTF 1.2gms
VTA neutral
Anti-skate- 1


Doc, would the M97-XE have the same settings?? Thanks! :D
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby stereophile » Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:50 pm

Superman wrote:
stereophile wrote:Shure V15xMR on Technics SL-1200

VTF 1.2gms
VTA neutral
Anti-skate- 1


Doc, would the M97-XE have the same settings?? Thanks! :D


For the Shure M97xe, it's pretty much the same. With the brush up, I set VTF at 1.25gms, VTA sl. tail up & anti-skate at 1. Lovely sonics. Pretty close to the V-15xMR. 8)
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby Superman » Sun Mar 22, 2009 7:56 pm

stereophile wrote:
Superman wrote:
stereophile wrote:Shure V15xMR on Technics SL-1200

VTF 1.2gms
VTA neutral
Anti-skate- 1


Doc, would the M97-XE have the same settings?? Thanks! :D


For the Shure M97xe, it's pretty much the same. With the brush up, I set VTF at 1.25gms, VTA sl. tail up & anti-skate at 1. Lovely sonics. Pretty close to the V-15xMR. 8)


Thanks Doc! I miss my V-15xMR...sayang sold it a "freebie" with the GR-1 before, with extra stylus pa, hahaha! :D
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby stereophile » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:01 pm

Superman wrote:Thanks Doc! I miss my V-15xMR...sayang sold it a "freebie" with the GR-1 before, with extra stylus pa, hahaha! :D


That 'freebie' costs more than the ttable! :(
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby Superman » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:03 pm

stereophile wrote:
Superman wrote:Thanks Doc! I miss my V-15xMR...sayang sold it a "freebie" with the GR-1 before, with extra stylus pa, hahaha! :D


That 'freebie' costs more than the ttable! :(


Yep, friend naman natin ang nakakuha before kaya OK lang...nut admittedly I miss the V-15xMR...kaya M97 na lang muna...antay antay pa :D Yung FR-64s/Denon 103 andito na ba?? :D
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby Superman » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:05 pm

stereophile wrote:Denon DL-102 (MONO) on Technics SL-1200 tonearm (use extra counterweight at the end of tonearm)

VTF- 3gms
VTA- Sl. tail up
Anti-Skate- just under 3
This is high output MC cart. Plug into MM input.


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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby TheAnalogSource » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:23 pm

ORTOFON 2M BLUE on KENWOOD KD-5077 fitted with standard s-arm

VTF - 2.0 grams (manufacturer recommended 1.8 grams)
VTA - slightly tail up
antiskate 0.5
alignment adjustments:
1.0 mm back from crosshair for clean sound with least IGD (cart squared with grids)
1.0 mm from from crosshair for more analog sound (cart squared with grids)


AT F3II on KENWOOD KD-5077 and BLACK CUBE phono

VTF 1.75 grams (max on manufacturer recommended)
VTA parallel to plate
antiskate 1.0
phono load 100 ohms
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby stereophile » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:24 pm

halls wrote:ORTOFON 2M BLUE on KENWOOD KD-5077 fitted with standard s-arm

VTF - 2.0 grams (manufacturer recommended 1.8 grams)
VTA - slightly tail up
antiskate 0.5
alignment adjustments:
1.0 mm back from crosshair for clean sound with least IGD (cart squared with grids)
1.0 mm from from crosshair for more analog sound (cart squared with grids)


Good evening, Noly! :) :) :)
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby TheAnalogSource » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:27 pm

stereophile wrote:

Good evening, Noly! :) :) :)


doc, looking forward to OPLAN K on the next rematch :sweat: :sweat: :sweat:

SHURE M97 with M55e stylus on OPTONICA TT

VTF 2.5 gram
VTA slightly tail up
antiskate 2.0

my mom loves this setting very very much ;) :) :) :)
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby stereophile » Sun Mar 22, 2009 8:28 pm

halls wrote: looking forward to OPLAN K on the next rematch :sweat: :sweat: :sweat:


Hmmm...more of OPLAN XE :lol:
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Postby ricochet » Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:54 am

Audiofreaks wrote:Rega Exact into RB-301 on P3 24
Cambridge Audio 640P Phonostage

VTF: 1.8g
VTA: Slightly tail up
Antiskating: 2gms
Loading: 47k Ohms


Bro., how did you adjust the VTA in your Rega P3-24?
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Re: Re:

Postby stereophile » Tue Mar 31, 2009 8:46 am

ricochet315 wrote:
Audiofreaks wrote:Rega Exact into RB-301 on P3 24
Cambridge Audio 640P Phonostage

VTF: 1.8g
VTA: Slightly tail up
Antiskating: 2gms
Loading: 47k Ohms


Bro., how did you adjust the VTA in your Rega P3-24?


On a Rega ttable, if you don't have a VTA adjuster (threaded or for 3-point) you can adjust VTA up to a point by varying mat thickness.
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Re: Re:

Postby ricochet » Tue Mar 31, 2009 10:46 am

[quote="stereophile]

On a Rega ttable, if you don't have a VTA adjuster (threaded or for 3-point) you can adjust VTA up to a point by varying mat thickness.[/quote]

Thanks Doc. Being new to analog, I left the setting done by Eric Lim's technician on my VPI Aries 3, with JMW 10.5 arm and Zyx R100H cart connected to a Lehmann Black Cube, as is for 3 months. But recently, hindi ko na matiis yung brightness niya especially on music which has a fair amount of snare drumming and cybals in it. On paper, my Plinius-Dyn Confidence C1 is suppose to be tad warm in sonic signature, and my source is at most neutral. So I embarked on cable upgrade but it only did a liitle to tame the brightness. Finally, I decided to adjust the VTA, on the fly in my JMW tonearm, which was set to almost maximum level tail up. First by sight, I tried to level the tonearm while playing a record. When I looked at the scale, it was deadset at 50. Checked the VTF and saw it was also deadset at 2.00grams. The brightness was gone but the highs seem to roll off. The soundstage has also flattened. I decided to turn the knob again to slightly up the tail. The highs became sweet again but no longer bright. The soundstage became deep and wide again and airyness associated with the Zyx carts came back. After that, it was off to a whole night of Michael Jackson LPs. Never did I hear him sound so good. ;)

Zyx R100H on VPI Aries 3 with JMW 10.5 tonearm and Lehmann Black Cube

VTF - 2.30grams
VTA- Slightly tail up
Load-100 ohms

Next would be my Rega P3-24. But with this table, VTA adjustment is not on the fly. I will try your suggestions. Thanks
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