Santa Baby! re. 2nd pivot Mod Tweek

Re: Santa Baby! re. 2nd pivot Mod Tweek

Postby Brf » Tue Mar 28, 2017 7:40 pm

JimTimP wrote:Thanks BRF. I'll experiment and see what's best. I just found out my Voice should ship tomorrow. From Peekskill to here is a couple hour drive so I think on Friday, I'll be waiting for the brown truck...


I would be very interested in your impression of the SS Voice. Please keep us posted.
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Re: Santa Baby! re. 2nd pivot Mod Tweek

Postby Stringreen » Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:26 pm

My question is how much force should be exerted on that 2nd pivot....and how is anti-skate affected by it I prefer no a/s does this 2nd pivot disturb that?
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Re: Santa Baby! re. 2nd pivot Mod Tweek

Postby Dorian » Wed Mar 29, 2017 5:17 pm

Can anyone who has this installed report on changes to the sound?
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Re: Santa Baby! re. 2nd pivot Mod Tweek

Postby JimTimP » Thu Mar 30, 2017 5:45 pm

I would, but it would be unfair. I'm installing a new cartridge (Soundsmith Voice) at the same time as well as burning in new tubes in the Pre-Amp.

I've got a fun weekend planned. Good thing there's supposed to be another foot of snow falling Friday into Saturday...

Will this winter ever end??? :roll:

At least I'll finally get to hear my newly released copy of Bach's 6 Suites for Solo Cello (Pierre Fournier)
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Re: Santa Baby! re. 2nd pivot Mod Tweek

Postby baddog » Thu Mar 30, 2017 9:24 pm

@JimTimP - A report on how you faired with the installation, and any tips/guidance post install would be appreciated. Mine is still in the mail. There are a number of good tips shared already, always love to hear an update from someone in the field....
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Re: Santa Baby! re. 2nd pivot Mod Tweek

Postby JimTimP » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:18 pm

Please see my comments here: viewtopic.php?f=9&t=9071
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Re: Santa Baby! re. 2nd pivot Mod Tweek

Postby baddog » Mon Apr 03, 2017 6:13 pm

@JimTimP -

Thanks, appreciate you sharing your findings. Mine just arrived so I need to review all the guidance posted here first before proceeding.
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Re: Santa Baby! re. 2nd pivot Mod Tweek

Postby Dorian » Fri Apr 07, 2017 2:47 pm

Anyone else had time to listen?
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Re: Santa Baby! re. 2nd pivot Mod Tweek

Postby jonathanb » Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:39 pm

I've had mine for about a week now. The sonic effect of the mod is not drastic but it is worthwhile. Bass sounds a bit tighter and more precise to me. There also seems to be a tad less smearing of the soundstage. The mod allows for a more precise and consistent setting of azimuth and thus enables the cartridge to remain dialed in better than when using the stock counterweight or Counterintuitive. This is likely responsible for a portion of the more stable soundstage I'm hearing.
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Re: Santa Baby! re. 2nd pivot Mod Tweek

Postby Dorian » Fri Apr 07, 2017 6:06 pm

Thanks jonathan. I'm on the fence.
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