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However, THE FRONT END (Kendal's unit) is set up so that you put it in
the stereo mode and then pan the groove walls to find the null.  The
vertical switch is not emplyed...unless you are nulling a vertical
record.

DS

>>> [log in to unmask] 06/09/03 11:19AM >>>
To null it out, you'd need a "vertical" switch.  Looking at the peak on
a
meter in lateral mode is not nearly as precise.

As someone pointed out, they charge more for this option- about $ 2-300
as I
recall.

Steve

----- Original Message -----
From: "David S Sager" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, June 09, 2003 10:22 AM
Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] ELBERG MD12


> Can anyone attest to the balance control on this unit?  Does it pan
> accross the groove walls so that you can null out the signal or is
it
> just a standard blance control?
>
> Thanks
>
> DS
>
> >>> [log in to unmask] 06/08/03 07:04PM >>>
> With lateral mono records, the purpose of the vertical switch and
> balance
> control is to null out the signals, thus assuring that when they are
> switched to lateral, they will be in balance.
>
> I feel strongly that this tool is so essential to all 78 preamps of
> modern
> manufacure that it should be included in the basic configuration,
not
> as an
> option.
>
> Steven Smolian
>
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "francesco martinelli" <[log in to unmask]>
> To: <[log in to unmask]>
> Sent: Saturday, June 07, 2003 12:10 AM
> Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] ELBERG MD12
>
>
> > We do have it and currently use it at the Siena Jazz Archive. It
has
> such
> a
> > good quality that we're using it also as a phono pre, bypassing
our
> current
> > integrated amplifier.
> > It takes a bit of experimentation to use the presets, but even
using
> it in
> > the flat position the end results are excellent on the safety
copies
> and
> on
> > the loudspeaker when I invite students to listen to original 78.
> > It doesn't have a vertical swith but does have an useful balance
> control.
> > As an all-in-one solution, compact and with excellent sound,
cannot
> think
> of
> > anything better.
> > Francesco
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: "David S Sager" <[log in to unmask]>
> > To: <[log in to unmask]>
> > Sent: Friday, June 06, 2003 8:56 PM
> > Subject: [ARSCLIST] ELBERG MD12
> >
> >
> > > Has anyone out there had experience with the ELBERG MD12
Multicurve
> Disc
> > > preamp?  If so, any comments?
> > >
> > > Thanks
> > >
> > > David Sager