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Re: [ARSCLIST] Eccentricity of LP's / spindle hole or OD?

When we started to use the Esoteric ATEN 16" transcription turntable over ten years ago, it was one of the best TT's available, it didn't have an anti-skate capability.   The current ones today do, although their overall appearance still looks pretty much the same as my "Vintage" unit.   

In the original instructions, it suggests to get away from skipping, "Increase tracking weight, juri-rig (Sp?) anti-skating with string and small weights to pull arm from skipping."   Well, I found that I could just raise the two left feet on an angle by putting equal numbers of CD's under them until the tracking worked.   This was especially good when there were bad scratches or bumps on the surface of LP's.

I guess I could even turn the deck upside down, because of its well-balanced tonearm if I so desired, but most of my work even today is fairly straight forward, thank goodness.

Rod Stephens
--- On Tue, 4/21/09, carlstephen koto <cskoto@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: carlstephen koto <cskoto@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Eccentricity of LP's / spindle hole or OD?
> To: ARSCLIST@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Date: Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 10:45 PM
> Hey Ken,
> Wasn't that the one that was advertised as being able
> to play upside down?
> I don't know what that has to do with getting the sound
> out of the grooves but it could explain why they're so
> rare (expensive).
> Steve Koto
> On Apr 21, 2009, at 8:54 PM, Ken Fritz wrote:
> >  Hi Lou,
> > 
> >   Nakamichi - TX 1000, I believe one sold on audiogon
> for around $10,000 or so.
> > 
> >    Might it be that  the music sounds better when your
> choices of gear re enforces the technical specifications, or
> are we just listening, too much, to the talking  heads that
> write for the audio mags, whatever:-)
> > 
> >   I've read a number of your opinions on the web,
> you're an interesting guy. I'd like to meet you some
> day.
> > 
> >     Ken, Richmond, Va.
> > On Apr 21, 2009, at 10:24 PM, Lou Judson wrote:
> > 
> >> My thought is if you can see the tone arm moving
> laterally, it is not centered. I center them manually if I
> can hear the wow... I have seeen records perfectly round
> with wowing grooves, and large holes and off center holes...
> and tight ones too, that need to be pressed donw onto the
> spindle. Manufacturing variations.
> >> 
> >> I'm just a simple audio engineer, no more no
> less, not phile, and my TT is simple too. Curious what you
> are making of it with your precision equipment?
> >> 
> >> Have a link to the auto centering TT? Sounds
> complex!
> >> 
> >> <L>
> >> Lou Judson • Intuitive Audio
> >> 415-883-2689
> >> 
> >> 
> >> On Apr 21, 2009, at 6:42 PM, Ken Fritz wrote:
> >> 
> >>> 
> >>>     FINALLY,  Your thoughts on the question?
> >>> 
> >>>   regards, Ken Fritz

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