Tonearms without anti-skate, damage to records?


I am picking up a pivoted tonearm without any provision for bias (anti-skate) force. I would appreciate opinons on if using this arm can damage my records or phono cartridge due to the lack of this feature. Thanks.

Marty
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Dear @mijostyn : Due what you posted in this and other threads like the one thread you just posted I think that you are in the audio periodtime to fine tune your room/system and I already past that audio period/time with my room system years ago when I attended to a live concert seated at near field position and if I had the LP/CD of that concert that same nigth I compared the recording against what I just listened, not any more.

From some time now I’m centered to just enjoy MUSIC, all what you posted in your thread already gone for me.

Anyway, this last weekend I make a cartridges check-up ( I make time to time quick room/system check ups. ) around 10 of the cartridges that normally are in rotation, some vitge/today, and check its cantilevers and ( not a surprise for me ) all are just straigth even that I have some years with out AS.

I choose 4 of them to test it using the Telarc 1812 LP that’s all over the Overture  just demanding and " fortunatelly " with no single mistracking that I could be aware but one of the cartridges that had a tiny mistracking in the last cannon shot at the end of the score abut this last shot is a true obstacule/wall to almost any cartridge. So , I’m fine whith out that " distress " set up the " rigth " AS that just does not exist.

 

Btw, you have not to much time that you discovery the JC test for the AS. I do it and did it at least for the last 15+ years and never had the opportunity to read JC advise that's just common sense.

 

R.

@rauliruegas , And that is why Howard Johnson's made 28 flavors. 

At this moment I am integrating my new MA 2 amplifiers into the system and it has been anything but smooth sailing. I have a circuit breaker that keeps tripping. It can't handle the load. I will have to upgrade that line. And I just learned that I can not interrupt the power to the JC 1s or they will not trigger. They will require a whole new line. Antiskating is the least of my worries. On the bright side before the breaker trips things are sounding remarkably good and I have not gotten around to fine tuning the system yet. The JC 1s thunder on the subwoofers. With a damping factor of 2000 they toss those cones all over the place with utter abandon. 

Have a drink and look at those cantilevers again. 

 

 

@mijostyn  : You have yet a very long road to be " there " and that " there " will be longer when you introduce your supertweeters. Good luck.

The true fine tunning is acommplished with a high resolution roomsystem and you have it, good.

 

R.

@rauliruegas I will always have a long way to go because I enjoy doing it. I spent yesterday rewiring the basement amplifier shelf with a new 20 amp service for the MA 2s. I also had to rework the trigger system. Atmasphere designed and equipped my amps with a special trigger. When presented with a 12 volt trigger (the industry standard) the amp's filaments light up first then about a minute later the B+ is triggered and the amps go operational. He did not charge me a cent for it! I hope he gets to sell it to other people as an option. Because my amps are under the speakers in the basement I could not live without a trigger system. Perhaps I am the guinea pig. I am totally fine with that. 

I am not at all sure about the tweeters yet. I have to see how the new amps do.

Thanx for the compliment. I do not think the subwoofers are high resolution...yet. They will be if I don't die first. 

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