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Goran-

Based on this reasoning isn't that why the linear tracking tonearm was 
arguably the truest playback system of all?

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On 12/15/11 9:10 AM, Goran Finnberg wrote:
> Mike Biel:
>
>> Unless you back-cue, you are better off with the
>> S-shaped arm.
>
> The straight arm gives less wow and flutter.
>
> Also it gives less distortion as the S-shaped arm cannot be adjusted to have
> more than two points of distortion minima and all other places are the
> tracking distortion much higher.
>
> Furthermore a bent arm creates the need for anti skate adjustment. Without
> it the right channel will distort much earlier than the left channel.
>
> Also the cartridge stereo channel separation will become nonsymmetrical
> without anti-skate adjustment.
>
> So on...so on.
>
> Straight line is always better in all respects as it mimics the way the disk
> was cut.
>
>