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In Reply to: RE: Getting accurate stylus force gauge readings posted by Peter C on March 15, 2017 at 05:23:06
I bought a "no name" digital stylus force gauge from a Chinese vendor on e-bay for $10 over three years ago. It still works just fine. I've seen it (the same one) advertised by one "high end" audio dealer for $80 and by a competitor for $50.
It reads the same as my old trusty SFG-2 and is (at least for me) easier to use.
One of the nice things about this cheap little Chinese gauge is that it's non-magnetic!
Just a hint :-)
Exactally, which is why I still use mine. Takes under a minute and no batteries or magneticusses.
how do you get the SFG2 to produce readings like "1.732 grams"? Having used one for decades, until these digital scales came on the market, I usually found myself straining to feel confident that I was at "about" 1.5 gm, or etc. The digital scale is sooo much more precise and repeatable that I would never think of going back to the Shure SFG.
Some of us claim to hear significant differences between 1.6g and 1.7g VTF, for some particular cartridges. Speaking for myself, I could never feel confident that I could distinguish 0.1 g differences with the SFG. How do you even set the counter-wt for a difference that small?
> The digital scale is sooo much more precise and repeatable that I would never think of going back to the Shure SFG.
My sentiments exactly! It's much more convenient, too.
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