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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby JoeyGS » Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:33 am

Hi Halls,

Whoah.....Correct me if I am wrong? ..... I see here in your post that you can install an N55E stylus in a M97ex Cart?

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JoeyGS

halls wrote:
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 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 7:51 pm

Reminder: This is not my cart. I wish it were. :D It was an honor to tweak the set-up of this rare analog gem this pm. I'm including it here for the cartridge settings data base:

Dynavector DRT XV-1t
VTF: 2.0 gms
VTA: Slightly tail down
AS: 1.9

Lovely cart. Excellent tracker. Very rich musical presentation w/ lots of slam!!! :o :o :o Captivating & unforgetttable performance!!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby Hyperion » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:02 pm

I concur with Doc Lito's settings and description. If I win in the lotto - this will be my cart. :D

The XV1t is a musical cart with lots of meat, texture, weight and finesse just like its equally magnificent predecessor, the XV1s but with added vigor and vibrance that simply sets it apart over other state of the art cartridges.
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby stereophile » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:09 pm

Hyperion wrote: If I win in the lotto - this will be my cart. :D


Hansen- You're not the only one who is wishing they'd win the lotto so they can buy this cart!!! :D

Listening to it's performance out-of-the box this pm was a shocking revelation. :o This is truly a state-of-the-art cartridge! 8) There are some things in life one never forgets...like dancing with a beautiful woman...such was my experience this afternoon. :lol:

What ya say, Noly/The Needle Doctor?
:?:
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby TheAnalogSource » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:15 pm

stereophile wrote:
What ya say, Noly/The Needle Doctor?
:?:


burp....excuse me...... :lol: nabusog na naman ako ng oplan :lol: :lol:

what can i say....i sold some premium lps with the help of the xv1t....someday if i put up a record shop...that would be my demo cart....para sold lahat kagad :lol: :lol: :lol:

ahhh here is my true wish.....i hope the next xv1t that comes along.....the owner will have the confidence to let me setup the cart ;) :) just like you :) great work doc :)
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby audiostar » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:41 pm

audiostar wrote:XYX Airy S on FRX tonearm (TT: Luxman PD444)
VTA: parallel to the plate
VTF: 2gms
Anti-skate: manufacturer's reco at 2


Addition to the analog family:
Denon DL 102 (mono) mounted on Technics 1200
VTA: slightly taildown
VTF: 3gms
Anti-skate: default
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby audiostar » Thu Apr 09, 2009 8:45 pm

halls wrote:
stereophile wrote:
What ya say, Noly/The Needle Doctor?
:?:


burp....excuse me...... :lol: nabusog na naman ako ng oplan :lol: :lol:

what can i say....i sold some premium lps with the help of the xv1t....someday if i put up a record shop...that would be my demo cart....para sold lahat kagad :lol: :lol: :lol:

ahhh here is my true wish.....i hope the next xv1t that comes along.....the owner will have the confidence to let me setup the cart ;) :) just like you :) great work doc :)


Sama na rin ako to those who can only wish :lol: That cart, as doc lito described it, is one heluva 'musical instrument' which can play all genre with so little effort (Epoy, free advertising na ito for you :lol: ). I really enjoyed this afternoon of music most especially in the presence of my analog friends :clap: :clap:
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby stereophile » Thu Apr 09, 2009 9:11 pm

Noly- Thanks. I'm very happy for the new owner and most grateful & thankful that he trusted me enough to tweak the set-up of this most special cartridge. The sonic palette this cart dished out was a 5-star dinner prepared by a master chef. We were on the edge waiting to hear how each recording was transmuted from vinyl into analog gold. We were not disappointed! As Val said, it was a wonderful analog afternoon spent with good friends. :)
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby alvinbailon » Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:26 am

Newbie to Analog. Here's mine:

DV 10x5 / Technics SL1200 Mk2

VTF: 2g
VTA: parallel
anti-skate: low
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby Bagets » Fri Apr 16, 2010 6:27 pm

Great to keep this current, means analog is alive and well. Keep them coming bros. :) :) :)
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby pigdog » Tue Jun 29, 2010 12:52 am

discovered this gem of a cart and a lovely sounding one, most importantly it matched my nordic arm perfectly. the arm is very ligh and using a lightweight cart made a big difference. i find the Supex to be the equivalent to the poor mans Koetsu

replacing my venerable 47Lab MCBEE which will be sent for repairs

SUPEX SDX-1000 MC
output 0.2mV
VTF : 1.8gms
on Nordic stock arm (schroeders)
no VTA adjustments
no azimuth adjustments
set to Nordic Concept Artiste Ttable
SUT: High Phonic T6S set to low output


Mandy Marino's Wooden Arm
Denon DL103R cart on mammoth ivory casing
Azimuth set to neutral
VTF 2.2gms
VTA slightly toed up depending on my mood!
Nordic Concept Ttable
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby Superman » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:35 pm

Benz MC Gold via Rega RB-301/P3-24 Turntable
VTF: 2.0g
Aligned via Element Protractor

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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby pigdog » Thu Jul 01, 2010 4:19 pm

spending a bit of time learning to match carts with tonearms with help of a master from HK. the nice thing is it cost me very little to achieve a wonderful sound
recently dicsoverd another gem sitting i my cabinet:

Grace F9 Ruby MM
mated to Lustre GST801 arm
VTA set a bit higher for now
VTF at 1.5gm (0.5-2.0)
using renes 6922 tubed PS
on Michele Gyrodec

perhaps one of the nicest MM carts i have had the pleasure of listening and only learned that it was highly sought after, and people do pay big bucks for it, i got mine with my gyrodec 5 years ago and never even tried it! i am now appreciating the beauty of MM carts and slowly doing away with the DL103r


Shelter 201 MM cart
Clear Audio TQ1 Linear tracking arm on Thorens TD124 as an experiment
VTA no adjustment
VTF 2.0 gms
mATED TO Aikido Phono stage
(wonderful combo as soundstage is deep and very black) cart is inexpensive as well
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Postby Squirrelnutzipper » Thu Jul 01, 2010 10:29 pm

This a very interesting and informative thread started by Arnold. It would be a better thread if posters stayed on topic instead of posting irrelevant and off topic personal commentary. I am sure many others feel this way. So, let's follow the rules here and keep the quality of this discussion high.
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby dante » Fri Jul 02, 2010 8:15 am

I agree with you Dana. I will clean up the thread to keep it as clutter free and info laden as possible.
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby northwardnimbus » Sun Nov 07, 2010 6:09 pm

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Shelter 201 MM
vta: baerwald protractor
vtf: 1.8g to 2.0g
(its a heavy cart)
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby ctv2 » Fri Aug 22, 2014 8:06 pm

Cartridge: Concerto V2
Arm: Graham B44

VTF: 2.81g
VTA: Flat
antiskating: Low
loading: 250 ohms
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby darkest_error » Tue Sep 02, 2014 7:40 pm

Vintage M44-7 cartridge (bought at deeco's trash bin surplus for 30 petot around 10 yrs ago)
Jico N55E stylus
*stylus and cartridge cavities stuffed with blu-tack

TT: Garrard 4HF using stock tonearm (TPA-12)
VTF: 2.2grams
VTA: slightly tail down
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby zenaudio » Wed Sep 03, 2014 8:55 pm

Nice to see this thread revived :)

Cart: Rega Exact on Technics 1200 mk2
VTF 1.75 g
anti-skate 1.6
VTA : level (1.1 setting with Doc Lito's 2 mm mat under the stock rubber mat)
loading 47 k ohms (built-in phono stage of LSA Standard integrated)

Cart: Dynavector dv20xL on VPI Scout
VTF 2.0 g
anit-skate minimum using twist wire method
VTA: level to very slightly tail up
loading 100 ohms
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Re: Member's Cartridge Settings Database

Postby darkest_error » Thu Sep 04, 2014 1:17 pm

Stumbled upon this old thread when I was looking for any possible discussion about cartridges esp earlier ones like the Shure M55E or its stylus N55E esp Jico version. I kinda like the warmth, and by mounting it tail down, it improved the channel separation with the sound now wider than before. Btw, I'm also interested on the twist wire antiskate..was it a DIY add-on? :?:
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