[78-L] Record collecting week 4, turntables
citrogsa at charter.net
Tue May 1 15:34:21 PDT 2012
On 5/1/2012 1:02 PM, bradc944 at comcast.net wrote:
> Ummmmm, a bit of mis-information here. Not all tone arms are straight! I have several tables with s-curve tonearms, and my SME tonearm-waiting-for-revival-of-the Fons is a bent arm!
> Perhaps a better verbage choice would be "look out for tonearms that (1) are noticeably off-alignment on the gimbal mount, (2) have dents in the tubular structure, and/or (3) do not move smoothly across the playback arc."
> Oh, and as for idler turntables? There ARE a couple of good ones... my ELAC is an idler, my old Lenco was an idler (need to get THAT thing back in service!)... and for portable 'audition' players, you can't beat the old school Califone players.
> Still waiting to see if anyone here is or knows of an expert with Fons turntables... I seriously need to get that one back in service.
...and drive belts are easy and inexpensive to find. There are several
resources on both side of the pond.
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