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Pete Riggle Woody tonearm
I'm sorry to all that I lack any journalistic, and reviewer expertise. I'm certainly no Mikey F! lolAnd of course too, it is not I, who can further elaborate in detail of this Arm's qualities-attributes, and abilities. I've never owned, or used on... 
Pete Riggle Woody tonearm
Yes, he's there. just checked, John Hoffman is one of the reviewers for Positive Feedback. he's the person I mention above. Yes, "adequate" is perhaps a blunt word to describe, but I think many who have owned, or used some of the ZYX Cartridges wi... 
VPI HW-19 MkII Vs. MkIII, how are they different?
Wrong, the first version MK-IV Platter is a 16 lb affair, I know, I got one. And as I understand it, the later version of the MK-IV/TNT Platter, with Lead Ring was 18, or 20 lbs.Then there's the Super Platter, which for the HW-19, and all other Ta... 
Pete Riggle Woody tonearm
It is possible this review you mention on Positive Feedback was by a man who is also a member over on Audiokarma, his handle is "Mr Pig". He's running a Galibier Serac Table with the Riggle Arm, and a ZYX 4D Cartridge. A really nice looking setup,... 
Rubber Washer VPI Scout
I myself use a Herbies Grungebuster Washer that he specifically makes for the VPI Spindle. With Harry's design, the whole affair was designed to work together. The circular depression in the Platter, the Washer, and the cupped face of the undersid... 
Is there a good, affordable, phono cable option?
I also own a AQ PT-9 Arm.I don't believe the wiring scheme on the DIN (JIN) connector is unusual in any way, that many company's phono cables will work, from an AQ to a Graham, to a PAD Venustas, etc.I believe what you say is correct, that this Ca... 
Different Results between Record Cleaning Machines
No question about that Syntax, simplest way out with a VPI 16.5, acquire a cheap set of headphones like one would use at the Gun Range. And isolate yourself somewhere where you disturb no one else. My own VPI 16.5, with its mods is pictured on Osa... 
Different Results between Record Cleaning Machines
From your descriptions, all sound well. One thing that is an unkonwn to me, as I never seen the inside of a model 16 machine, is where, and how the vacuum motor is positioned-situated within the machine, and by how and what means does the vacuum m... 
Different Results between Record Cleaning Machines
If you are considering the Loricraft as an upgrade, it certainly is a very fine machine. I strongly doubt that any here, such as my friend Doug Deacon, would retrograde from his Loricraft back to any wand style RCM.The Loricraft I understand takes... 
Different Results between Record Cleaning Machines
From what you've written, the conclusions, and answers are these that I come to. Since you state all other aspects of the cleaning processes, which are the exact same cleaners, and methods of application are the same, then the only variable is the... 
Different Results between Record Cleaning Machines
I have no definitive answers because I have not used every cleaning machine on the planet.But I'll offer my 2 cents.I have yet to come across a record, either brand spankin new, bought new, but have been in my personal collection for up to near 37... 
ZYX cartridge looking for advises
At the level that such cartridges like the higher tier ZYX, or any other high quality brands, of course VTA-SRA is going to be important.And so will proper exacting overhang alignment, azimuth angle, zenith angle. Without any of them properly set,... 
ZYX cartridge looking for advises
Firstly, to make you aware, I'm a ZYX Airy 3X SB Zn owner.Yep, I bought mine from Mehran about 3 years ago. I know VTA on the fly is a very nice feature to have on an Arm. Is it absolutely paramount that the arm has this feature, that the Airy 3 w... 
ZYX cartridge looking for advises
Rokokono/All,Yes, if memory serves me correctly, the ZYX Airy 3 comes strapped in, as well as being screwed to the Base of the Case's Cartridge Bottom Mounting Plate.The added little Blue Tape "Seatbelt" is no doubt there to safely retain the clip... 
Fluid / Technique for VPI 17
I own the less expensive VPI 16.5, chose it for personal reasons, and I'll explain why.Since you have the better Machine, and would like using its features, I'll try giving my logical opinions about what fluids (if any) should be used in the Fluid...