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Muse
Worcester, MA
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Tonearms criterias??
Hi,

I will buy my second tonearm as an addition to the one (Alphason HR100S) I'm using. I didn't have the opportunity to listen and compare any of the good tonearms that is being reviewed as good (??) by the audio society and to be honest I don't have too much trust to those reviews (people are so much subjective as far as the price go up, and I always see a direct relationship with the price tag). My question is what should someone to look when buying a tonearm. There are lots of things to consider as a design like arm is heavy or light, 9" vs 12", linear, unipivot etc. I know it is also dependent on the cartridge compatibility, but is it really dependent on the turntable? I'm seeing in some reviews that this tonearm works good on that turntable, or this and this match to each other very well??
Your experiences, knowledge would be appreciated for enlightening me on this subject.

Regards
Okan
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Romy the Cat


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The tonearm - turntable dependency?

I have no experiences or knowledge on this dependency but I have seen people who were trying to say that it exists. Perhaps is does exists but I feel that it exists only in the world of bad designs. Like the noisy TT could be “fixed” with arm with better decoupling with it’s base. I think that a properly made TT, that does not propagate vibrations to tonearm’s base should make a tonearm do not care what TT it sits on.

I generally do not advise on purchasing decisions but it you read my site then you know that I am biased in tonearms. I sincerely feel that if a person has more then one tonearm then one of them should be SME 3009/12… it might vary with needles you use but as far as I concern (and it is not particular smart) I consider that if a cartridge does not sound right in “pushed” 3012 then it was a  wrongly made cartridge.

Rgs, the Cat


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