On 1/30/2021 11:39 PM, Tim Gillett wrote:
> Is the VR II a mono cart? If so, what is the difference between
> a mono cart, and a stereo cart summed to mono in the DAW?
From a signal point of view they're the same, but a mono cart is
typically mechanically quite different from a stereo cart.
> Cheers Tim.
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> Subject:Re: [ARSCLIST] VRII a necessary option
> Ben- The mottled surface you can see on laminated discs is the
> Using a stereo cartridge doesn't work so well if you have any
> Something I have tried with the VRII is have the stylus a little
> lower -
> meaning that it doesn't have to be between the poles but just below
> It reduces the output a little if it is too much for a direct
> connection to
> the phono on an amplifier. I use a Heathkit WA P-2 preamp tube amp so
> accepts the higher input level.
> I wonder if an assembly could be made with a 3D printer for the
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Benjamin Roth-Aroni
> Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 1:29 PM
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> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] VRII a necessary option
> Hi Mickey
> Great idea!
> I've also noticed that certain records sound terrible when played
> with a
> stereo cartridge no matter which stylus I use.
> Then I tried the VRii and the RPJ-047 which also sounded better. The
> usually has a 2.5 mil and the RPJ-047 has a 3 mil.
> Some old Columbia records give a slight warped sound with a stereo
> cartridge, but not with either GE cartridcge.
> On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 2:48 PM Mickey Clark <[log in to unmask]>
> > Hi-Benjamin Roth-Aroni I am finding that some records played with a
> > cartridge are really noisy. When I try the same record with same
> > stylus
> > on the VRII the record tracks perfectly. I've run into this
> > times
> > and the VRII is my go-to for difficult records.
> > I would like to suggest that a manufacturer re-think the stylus for
> > cartridge and modernize it. A reliable self centering would be an
> > advantage.
> > The cartridges will still work a hundred years from now - I'd like
> to see
> > a
> > modernized stylus for this amazing cartridge. - Mickey Clark
> > Mickey Clark
> > 710 Westminster Avenue West
> > Penticton BC
> > Canada
> > 250-462-7881
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> > http://mcproductions.ca
> > 1-250-462-7881
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