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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.

Peace,
Paul

> 
> Cheers Tim.
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
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> Sent:Sat, 30 Jan 2021 16:03:42 -0800
> Subject:Re: [ARSCLIST] VRII a necessary option
> 
>   Ben- The mottled surface you can see on laminated discs is the
> problem.
>   Using a stereo cartridge doesn't work so well if you have any
> vertical
>   information.
>   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
> them.
>   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
> it
>   accepts the higher input level.
>   I wonder if an assembly could be made with a 3D printer for the
> GE.-Mickey
> 
>   -----Original Message-----
>   From: Benjamin Roth-Aroni
>   Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2021 1:29 PM
>   To: [log in to unmask]
>   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
> VRII
>   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.
> 
>   Regards,
>   Ben
> 
>   On Sat, Jan 30, 2021 at 2:48 PM Mickey Clark <[log in to unmask]>
> wrote:
> 
>   > Hi-Benjamin Roth-Aroni I am finding that some records played with a
> stereo
>   > cartridge are really noisy. When I try the same record with same
> size
>   > stylus
>   > on the VRII the record tracks perfectly. I've run into this
> multiple
>   > times
>   > and the VRII is my go-to for difficult records.
>   > I would like to suggest that a manufacturer re-think the stylus for
> this
>   > 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
>   > V2A 1K8
>   > http://mcproductions.ca
>   > 1-250-462-7881
>   >
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