Eminent Technology ET-2 Tonearm Owners

Where are you? What mods have you done ?

I have been using these ET2's for over 9 years now.
I am still figuring them out and learning from them. They can be modified in so many ways. Bruce Thigpen laid down the GENIUS behind this tonearm over 20 years ago. Some of you have owned them for over 20 years !

Tell us your secrets.

New owners – what questions do you have ?

We may even be able to coax Bruce to post here. :^)

There are so many modifications that can be done.

Dressing of the wire with this arm is critical to get optimum sonics along with proper counterweight setup.

Let me start it off.

Please tell us what you have found to be the best wire for the ET-2 tonearm ? One that is pliable/doesn’t crink or curl. Whats the best way of dressing it so it doesn’t impact the arm. Through the spindle - Over the manifold - Below manifold ? What have you come up with ?
This is for SLAW and it is also for PEGASUS  
Jcarr and the ET2 VTA
Can you please explain why these two names in big letters?
Did these two persons something wrong in your opinion?
I don't hope so.

I don't think that any sort of superior beings / majesties exist in this thread or in engineering. There is only superior design.
The VTA design of the ET2 design has it, but with certain qualifications, as seen above.
Engineering is optimizating for and starting with certain parameters. Bad engineering is forgetting important parameters. But even good engineering can only optimize for a given *choice* of parameters. One necessary choice  of the ET2 VTA arc design is that of a certain precise height for defining 0 degrees. Therefore the optimization only works ca. perfectly for the chosen parameter. As explained by Richard.
I did own already an ET one, which was followed by the ET2. And I most usually never needed any lessons about setup or tonearm geometry.


Yes, it's obvious that neither you or I had a basic understanding of the workings of the ET.

Happy listening!
but you commit the continuous crime of not using the ET 2 for now.
This is a crime onto your ears... ;-)
I did the same for a certain time.
And I admit the crime of not using my Thales Easy for the moment.
Probably because I don't understand it. As a stubborn swiss I am uncapable of understanding superior engineering and mechanical skills.