Expert Stylus are great. Just made another order from them. If you haven't purchased a cartridge yet , may I suggest the Shure m44-7? Have been using it for almost 15 years now. Excellent results. Cheers Shai בתאריך 12/12/13 1:54 AM, ציטוט Eric Jacobs: > Klara, > > Some comments: > > 1. In priority order, the styli you will need are: a 2.5, 2.8 and 2.3 mil > stylus. Get a "truncated elliptical" stylus shape (as opposed to > "elliptical" or "conical") if you can. If you can't get "truncated > elliptical", get "elliptical". We use Expert Stylus in the UK to supply > our cartridges and styli. > > > 2. WWII era discs may include glass-base discs (super fragile) that look > just like aluminum-base discs to the untrained eye - I have some somewhat > nerdish info here on ETs: > > http://www.theaudioarchive.com/TAA_Resources_Disc_Transcription.htm > https://plus.google.com/photos/113693395070497997727/albums/585905999944067 > 2641 > > https://plus.google.com/photos/113693395070497997727/albums/585866980870964 > 5137 > > > > 3. You may want to consider adding a 16-inch platter on top of the 12-inch > platter - this will reduce resonance of the outer 2 inches of the disc > during playback. A 16-inch platter can also help with cleaning 16-inch > glass discs, which are very fragile (see photo albums above). > > > 4. Consider upgrading to the 12-inch S-260 MK II tonearm for use with the > Rondine 3 turntable - this will have less tracking error than the S-240 > tonearm, and is the ideal tonearm length for a 16-inch disc. Both the > S-240 and S-260 tonearms provide vertical adjustment of the tonearm base, > which will allow using a 16-inch support platter. > > > 5. Do you have a record cleaning machine that can handle 16-inch discs? > > > Eric Jacobs > > The Audio Archive, Inc. > 1325 Howard Ave, #906 > Burlingame, CA 94010 > tel: 408.221.2128 > mailto:[log in to unmask] > http://www.theaudioarchive.com > > Disc and Tape Audio Transfer Services and Preservation Consulting > > > > On 12/10/13 8:28 AM, "Klara Foeller" <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > >> Hey colleagues, >> I'm in the market for an affordable archival turntable, the ET turntable >> I currently have has a bad bearing and is probably 60 years old. From >> threads I've read on this listserv, I've been thinking (and looking) at >> the Rondine 3 turntable. I have some questions and PLEASE guys, don't go >> all nerdish on me, I won't understand! I just need to know: >> >> * Are all Rondine 3s the same with 10" tone arms; large enough for >> 16" ETs (is the platter that large?). >> * Is a "Rek-O-Cut" Rondine 3 any different? Or is it the same >> product? >> * Am I correct that they adjust to any speed? >> * Am I correct that they have interchangeable needle cartridges? >> * What is the optimal needle cartridge for WWII era ET recordings? >> I'm not sure what's in the machine we're using, but it's been doing an >> excellent job. >> * Any vendor recommendations? >> >> I probably won't be digitizing music 78s for a long time; most everything >> is already available anyway, I'm working mostly on radio, spoken word ET >> s. Any pertinent observations or recommendations? >> >> Klara Foeller, Curator, >> Moving Image & Sound Collections >> Missouri History Museum >> Library and Research Center >> Tel: 314.746.4513 | Fax: 314.746.4548 >> [log in to unmask] | mohistory.org >> [Facebook]<https://www.facebook.com/missourihistorymuseum> [Twitter] >> <http://twitter.com/mohistorymuseum> [History Happens Here] >> <http://www.historyhappenshere.org> [You Tube] >> <http://www.youtube.com/user/MissouriHistory> >> -- Cheers Shai Drori Timeless Recordings [log in to unmask] בברכה, שי דרורי מומחה לשימור והמרה של אודיו וידאו וסרטים 8-35 ממ.