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 ?
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@pegasus

"a continuous crime..."

I understand the intent. But, not really. I lived with the ET through my upgrades for over 20+ years. I realize that the platform it was on was the main culprit. In the meantime I decided to go other routes in which I’ve learned quite a lot from.

The ET is and will always be a part of me and is always in my mind going forward. In fact these recent exchanges just brought all of it back to me like I never left the fold.

Happy Listening!
@slaw 
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I realize that the platform it was on was the main culprit. In the meantime I decided to go other routes in which I’ve learned quite a lot from.
The freedom of will is a crime these days, which is a joke in the context of our discussion...  ;-) (But is actually not really a joke)
While the ET2 sounded very good on the Merrill Heirloom turntable, The modded Technics unleashed a new level of solidity and added transparency, which is due to the absence of sprung subchassis and rotational movements of the subchassis. This is in short what I learned.

What is obvious to me is the fact that all owners of the ET-2

have such unbelievable memory. They can remember all the

improvements they made during all those years of trying.

Dear frogman, I assume that you learned in China the cryptic

way to express yourself. I needed to read your post 3 times in

order to grasp that you addressed Chris ''distante compatriot''.

Dear ''distante compatriot'' , I somewhere estimated that we are

1/4 compatriots. Who would believe that you count me as your

family member next to your wife in this context? Your LP's

collection is impressive but how do you know which one to

chose next among them? I separated my collection in two

parts in order not to rely on my memory. No wonder that I don't

own the ET-2 . Which improvement to try would be an

impossible question to answer (grin).

^^^
What LP’s ?  not referring to records. 
Look again 6 O’clock
there is the biggest threat