Need help trouble shooting 3D arm

Re: Need help trouble shooting 3D arm

Postby MMMC » Sat Dec 22, 2018 4:17 pm

Golear wrote:Peter Ledermann, I believe, encourages use of the mechanical anti-skate. And VPI includes the mechanical anti-skate as original equipment. If you decide to use the mechanical anti-skate, you might want to read my post, as well as others' posts. But you're free to do whatever will work in your system.


Golear,
My apologies if my post appears to be a shot at your well laid out post. It was not my intent. It was truly meant in the vain of not obsessing on anti-skating, because your arm will perform quite well with much less effort. I also am not challenging Peter Ledermann. The attempt was to bring in some thought from years past, before the donuts were considered an essential part of the unipivot tonearm package. I did include a little "YMMV" to indicate each individual can decide which direction/path works best for them. The VPI anti-skating approach of the unipivot arms with the twisted wire was quite the debate for many years, and I assume Harry essentially decided if it removed potential customers objection to the unipivot tonearm, just give them what they need to feel comfortable. To Harry, I hope I am not putting words in your mouth, but it is merely my observation over the years of the anti-skate subject and the VPI unipivot arms. To this present day, there are still those who do not feel comfortable with a unipivot arm, but such is life. Fortunately for me, I did not have a preconceived anti skate view when I purchase my first VPI table, and easily adapted to the thoughts of the arm designer. I hope that cleans up, and clears up my remarks. I will keep my mouth shut now.

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Re: Need help trouble shooting 3D arm

Postby Golear » Sat Dec 22, 2018 5:42 pm

My apologies if it seemed like I was upset. I did not take offense. And I totally agree, different approaches can work in different systems. The only way this remains a good forum is if we continue to exchange the widest range of opinions and information.
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Re: Need help trouble shooting 3D arm

Postby MMMC » Sun Dec 23, 2018 10:38 pm

audiom3 wrote:I got fed up after spending a good part of the day trying to figure out why my Kiseki Blue was distorting. So in my frustration, I un-installed it from the 3D arm and took a break. Came back a few hours later and installed my trusty old Benz Wood SL. NO distortion on the same tracks. Sooo, I'll email Herman and see if he can take a look at it. Pretty sure it's an internal problem and not a mis-tracking problem. Not expecting anything free as I knew it was a risk when I bought it over-seas. Just sucks I spent the good part of the year thinking my digital setup eclipsed my turntable setup... Hopefully my Benz diamond hangs in there as it has probably 1200-1400 hours on it now but it still sounds perfect. And for the record, no A/S engaged.


audiom3,
Very pleased you have a resolution with an alternative cartridge. Before you put the Kiseki Blue in the box to ship, may I suggest you re-install it without the AS just to be sure it was not the "AS" setup, and not the cartridge.

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