Benz micro gold setup?

Benz micro gold setup?

Postby Khenegar » Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:58 pm

I have a classic 1 with the 10” arm with a benz micro gold cartridge and on my Lou reed album the song walk on the wild I get bad semblance! I have bought a remasterd album same thing when I take this album to other places using there setups it doesn’t happen. They all had different cartridges and tone arms, I’ve tried shure cartridges only same thing bad simbalance . I’m begining to think it’s my vpi tone arm causing it but don’t know for sure. I would like to try other cartridges but no one is willinq to loan them. Any suggestions?
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Re: Benz micro gold setup?

Postby DeeCee » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:32 pm

You may want to try adjusting your VTA (Vertical Tracking Angle) to "tail down" to decrease sibilance, if this is a consistent problem and your phono-pre and cabling is not at fault.

Please see the following link for reference:


I never had this problem with my Benz Micro Gold or my Benz Micro Wood SL.

Hope this helps!
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Re: Benz micro gold setup?

Postby jonathanb » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:39 pm

I suggest that you completely redo your cartridge setup and see if this problem persists.
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Re: Benz micro gold setup?

Postby elader » Mon Nov 19, 2018 4:14 pm

I too had a gold on a scout and a prime - no issues. I'd triple check the set up
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