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by Ant
Mon Aug 02, 2021 12:52 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Reel to reel
Replies: 67
Views: 8167

Re: Reel to reel

Got another job completed on the Akai, I made a replacement cap for the pinch roller. Bit of aluminium, more of a pain in the arse than i thought it would be to be honest. https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51352464328_03eb1e99e8_k.jpg Charity shop akai 4000ds mk2 by anthony cresswell , on Flickr H...
by Ant
Sun Jul 25, 2021 11:16 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.
Replies: 943
Views: 240405

Re: The Audio-Talk Motorcycling thread.

Take the cadwell to cadwell! Good place to run it in
by Ant
Sun Jul 25, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 4832
Views: 997777

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Adam and the ants - kings of the wild frontier
by Ant
Sat Jul 24, 2021 5:46 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: A unipivot made from scrap
Replies: 283
Views: 70732

Re: A unipivot made from scrap

Did a little more work on the arm, made a heavier counterweight. I did try adding some lead to the existing one but it altered the mass distribution of the counterweight and did strange things to the lateral balance so i sacked that and did it properly with some more steel. If anyone wants some stic...
by Ant
Sun Jul 18, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Reel to reel
Replies: 67
Views: 8167

Re: Reel to reel

Last weekend i did abit more work on the charity shop akai. To try to sort out the pitch instability i took the feed reel table to bits to have a look at the felt clutch arrangement at has, and have a look at the back tension mechanism. The reel table clutch is fairly simple, comprised of several wa...
by Ant
Fri Jul 16, 2021 11:45 am
Forum: Your Fave Artists
Topic: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?
Replies: 4832
Views: 997777

Re: What Are You Listening To Right This Minute?

Every time i hear rolling stones not fade away i immediately think of the scotch tape advert
by Ant
Thu Jul 15, 2021 4:55 pm
Forum: News
Topic: Our friend Nick Baker
Replies: 24
Views: 695

Re: Our friend Nick Baker

Very sorry to hear that greg, please pass on our condolences
by Ant
Thu Jul 15, 2021 1:35 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: A unipivot made from scrap
Replies: 283
Views: 70732

Re: A unipivot made from scrap

On this arm the brass mounting plate is what adds the weight Because it is directly over the top of the cart, and moves with the cart when it is aligned, i have to calculate the plate in with the cart weight rather than as a headshell. It does interesting things to the calculation if you add it in a...
by Ant
Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:47 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: A unipivot made from scrap
Replies: 283
Views: 70732

Re: A unipivot made from scrap

Interesting... just been looking at dl103's while looking for carts. As we know, they have have a compliance of 5, and i suddenly remembered that that figure was arrived at measured at 100hz. So its not 5, its somewhere around 9 ish at 10hz. Hence looki g at them at all. I then found an article that...
by Ant
Wed Jul 14, 2021 6:46 pm
Forum: Buying and Selling
Topic: Wanted: cartridges to buy or borrow
Replies: 0
Views: 116

Wanted: cartridges to buy or borrow

Im in need of a couple of cartridges to help with testing of the new arm Ideally to buy, but if anyone is daft enough to lend me something id appreciate it Ive got the dynavector which is what it has been tested with throughout, but i need to see how it performs with other stuff. I sold off my colle...
by Ant
Wed Jul 14, 2021 3:51 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: Nothing In Particular
Replies: 13184
Views: 2215445

Re: Nothing In Particular

Son no 1 had a presentation and q&a session through school with jim kennedy, ex nasa director today Very interesting, got to ask him questions about all sorts of things. Of course some joker asked if aliens were real... A few weeks ago they had one with the chief aerodynamicist from the aston ma...
by Ant
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:54 pm
Forum: Assorted Stuff
Topic: what are you doing ?
Replies: 802
Views: 126934

Re: what are you doing ?

Faffing with the lathe. I wanted to use the fine feed when i was making the parts for the latest version of the arm im working on, however to do that the change gears must be...well.... changed. Getting at the ones on the apron is no problem if a little fiddly, getting the spindle gear off is anothe...
by Ant
Sun Jul 11, 2021 6:06 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: A unipivot made from scrap
Replies: 283
Views: 70732

Re: A unipivot made from scrap

The 39k in your phono 2 is not far off the 47k in my benedict audio, i cant see there being a great deal of difference with the loads Its at the old mans house at the moment, so we shall see what he reckons compared to the mk 5 and mk 6 versions The one thing i didnt address is the handling which he...
by Ant
Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:57 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: A unipivot made from scrap
Replies: 283
Views: 70732

Re: A unipivot made from scrap

I dont think its that the schroeder is bass light, your digital side should be flat so if you have set your levels using a combination of the 401 and the digital side they should be pretty flat
by Ant
Sat Jul 10, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: General Vinyl
Topic: A unipivot made from scrap
Replies: 283
Views: 70732

Re: A unipivot made from scrap

Its more difficult to fathom because i cant recreate the conditions in your system simon rather than understanding why
Problems with using my atypical system to develop something :mrgreen:
P'raps i should buy some commercial speakers at some point