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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