I suppose that would be ideal, although my machine is an Edison Standard
that merely runs well: I wouldn't say it's been restored to a high level.
The only speed problems I have with it are due to the belts. I have a
really hard time cutting them to exactly the right length so that everything
runs properly. My old belt worked perfectly before I stupidly broke it!
I haven't noticed any ill effects on the cylinders, although I primarily use
it to play black wax and Blue Amberols which are fairly sturdy. I'm not
sure of the wear on soft brown wax. The cartridge and styli are modified
Stanton and certainly track much lighter than an acoustic reproducer.
The sound from the ACT is really remarkably good; miles ahead of mike in
front of the horn techniques...
> Hi Sammy:
> This is an interesting device. The sound samples are impressive. So I
> assume one needs a very
> well-restored player to get speed consistency and mechanical
> reliability. Question -- have you
> noticed any ill effects on the cylinders from the stylii?
> -- Tom Fine
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Sammy Jones" <[log in to unmask]>
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> Sent: Friday, December 25, 2009 12:48 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] New Member
> >I have been using the ACT II electronic reproducer for several years
> > this purpose.