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RE: Accuracy? A tip you might not know

I had one which was badged as "Pro-ject" and IIRC, I paid $70 years ago and a friend of mine purchased one as well.

Here were my impressions:
1. The batteries drained very quickly if not removed from the chamber.
2. The felt pads came off easily making it unevenly seated.
3. The platform is too thick to represent a vinyl LP of typical weight (120-140 grams), thus resulting in inaccurate or misleading measurement.
4. Overall impression of poorly made.

I later purchased a Ortofon DS-3 for $120 and I am now a happy camper.

$10 is really nothing these days, but it wouldn't work for me even if it is free when it is inaccurate or misleading.

$120 for a stylus gauge seems to be quite a bit of dough, but if you've already gone a long way and spent thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars, why skimp on the last mile?


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