Audio Asylum Thread Printer
Get a view of an entire thread on one page
|For Sale Ads|
In Reply to: RE: Wrong! posted by John Elison on August 15, 2012 at 08:50:55
Your historical perspective on the need for painstakingly setting antiskating is noted, and I have a lot of respect for the attention you've given alignment, AS, etc., but I and others have often had different (positive) results than you predict
I think backing off the AS may help solve bigblueoxe's distortion issue, but it is certainly not the only possible cause of that issue
I just assumed he was presiding as John McLaughlin of the McLaughlin group, my favorite political commentary show for 30 years, now (and nicely parodied by Dana Carvey).
It doesn't hurt anything to experiment with antiskating, but if you understand what antiskating does you wouldn't reduce it to correct a right channel mistracking problem. You would increase it.
I agree although John knows his schiit, there is no accuracy on anti skate setting unless it's setup on a scope for crosstalk in the channels. Let me add Azimuth in there too no adjustment there on the Rega. How many of us have scopes for this? Hmmmm? Doug has the 301 with the pullout rod setup. Even worse for accuracy.
Set your VTF correctly and set the Anti Skate less than 1 gram, listen a bit and let er rip.
I have always done it that way.
Hi Bacobits, I've appreciated your advice in several Rega threads, and in this case I agree with you, too, starting with less AS with the RB303 and adjusting by ear seems to be the way to go. I didn't even use a test record, per se, just the specific grooves where I previously heard sibilance and distortion until it was minimized...I don't think the Elys2/Rega alignment can allow one to completely get rid of it. In addition to the fixed 3-point mount of Rega cartridges (I've switched out to a DL-110 and am now using the Rega/Baerwald alignment) I think my AVR phono input was being overloaded by the combination of the Elys2's relatively high output, the imprecise alignment, highly modulated passages on certain records, a phono section not up to the task, and a possible anti-skate issue. I wasn't sure, but I would've gone nuts trying to get things right. I may have taken the easy way out, but changing the cartridge to the Denon DL-110 solved a couple of problems right off: It had a lower output and a less finicky stylus profile. The Elys2 may have been a rocker of a cartridge--the set-up blew me away at first--but ultimately I, too, got a headache like Bigblueoxe. The Denon is like the good-natured girlfriend who is easier to live with than the high-maintenance hot one you had for a while. Regarding the latter, however, when I get the funds to be better prepared with things like an outboard phono etc., etc. I may give 'er a hollaback. But right now I'm good with the DL-110. I'm not even too concerned about that drooping rear end ;-)
For the long time now I haven't bother to hook up the anti-skate spring mechanism on my Roksan Xerxes arm ... seems to not have effected tracking as far as I can tell (never had a issue), not sonically in ay case.
For my other tables, both of which have a dial setting, I generally just match VTF.
Short’s the best position they is. Bullet in the Brain
Post a Followup:
Post a Message!
This post is made possible by the generous support of people like you and our sponsors: