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Feickert analogue protractor....Owners impressions
Viper, That is exactly what I found with my Aries 3 and 10.5i arm. The 262 number was bogus, I did my own measuring before I ordered a protractor from Ken Willis. So those with a VPI 10.5i arm should not order a protractor based on the 262mm dista... 
Hum.....??
"I replaced a cheap set of IC's with the Hero's. That's when the hum started. Too bad to. Besides the hum, it sounded better."If the hum started when I put a set of cables into my system I would start be removing those cables. 
Rim Drive Mod or how to make it even better
Hey Tom, I was thinking that if I was faced with raising my VPI TT with the cone feet, I would simply install a longer 1/4-20 screw and put a spacer between the TT and cone. The spacer could be made out of wood, aluminum or plastic to any height o... 
Rim Drive Mod or how to make it even better
Thanks Tom,I understand now about the upgrade. The cone feet are 1.750" tall and the mini feet are 1.875" tall, only 1/8" taller. VPI is supposed to come out with rim drive for Aries this Summer.Mike 
Rim Drive Mod or how to make it even better
Tom,I thought the rim drive was an all inclusive, stand alone unit shipped from VPI, I don't understand why you'd have to rewire it.I feel your pain, I try to keep the cone feet tight on my Aries and level the coffee table everything is on, as soo... 
Rim Drive Mod or how to make it even better
I WAS thinking about getting a rim drive but have some questions.STRINGREEN, Why would you have to open the unit and cut wiers? Is this something everybody does?, I've only heard you mention it.To those who own the rim drive: Does it conflict with... 
Feickert analogue protractor....Owners impressions
04 rdking,For the reasons stated by Ken is why I measured my effective length before ordering.The SME jig does the same thing because it is driven by effective length and you move the mounting distance to make it's adjustment. I just find the arc ... 
Feickert analogue protractor....Owners impressions
OK, I see I had the wrong number (233.15) as the pivot to spindle for the SME Iv.vi, it's actually 215.35, 233.15 is the effective length suggested by SME. I got the calipers out and find my cartridge stylus looks exactly at or very close to this ... 
Feickert analogue protractor....Owners impressions
Tim,Proper setup is probably what sounds good on the SME and as pointed out by Thom your effective length probably matches what the spec should be. "I suspect he's getting such good results with a Wally because his cartridge's stylus position clos... 
Feickert analogue protractor....Owners impressions
"So, maybe the 233.15mm spindle to pivot recommended by VPI"Sorry, SME not VPI 
Feickert analogue protractor....Owners impressions
Consider this, the gauge that comes with the SME arm is driven by the effective length and you change the spindle to pivot to dial it in. So, maybe the 233.15mm spindle to pivot recommended by VPI is not cut in stone but a starting point, if that ... 
Feickert analogue protractor....Owners impressions
Tim,"The fine gradient movement of the SME's sled makes small adjustments simple to dial the stylus in the arc across its length"WouldnÂ’t you be defeating the purpose of a custom protractor by changing the spindle to pivot distance as an adjustmen... 
Grado wood bodies
M2.6 x 10mm work on ZYX and Lyra, if somebody can confirm or if you want me to send a couple let me know.Mike 
Alignment Snafu? Or?
I think you want the protractor made to your actual mounting distance and adjust overhang accordingly. 
setting azimuth on VPI turntables
The center image on my system was shifted slightly to the left. I thought I had the azimuth set quite close with the VPI rod. Then today I found a DVD that had quite a large center area with a mirror finish, and then I set that on the platter and ...