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I mean is looks like a simple thing to do. It sure makes installing a cartridge a whole lot easier....
Personally, I think it's laziness. Every threaded cart. I've ever used has used metric, so I can't see that as an issue. How many outside of Soundsmith are US produced anyway. Better yet, why are some models from the same manuf. threaded and some not, i.e.,Koetsu?
What tread standard should be used? Metric or UTS? UTS is used in the US and Canada while the rest of the world uses metric. Manufacturers would have to make 2 versions of their cartridges.
My local ACE hardware store in California has metric hardware.
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"Manufacturers would have to make 2 versions of their cartridges."
One of the most ridiculous statements I've seen on this 'site in quite a while!
...but it sure would be fine by me if they all did.
I only ever had one, my original Dynavector Ruby.
Easiest cart to mount I ever owned.
reelsmith's axiom: Its going to be used equipment when I sell it, so it may as well be used equipment when I buy it.
That would require all the manufacturers of headshells, turntables, arms and carts to agree on one standard.
And you just know the cryo-wire guys will, within minutes, be all like, "The soul left my music when the screw grabbed my cart" "bolts opened up the soundstage" blah blah...
Tried using foam or elastomeric Tapes to fix a cart the the headshell ?
Easy, durable and isolates the cart from ALL (well almost all :-) Arm resonance nonsense.
Don't forget that some tonearms and headshells are threaded, so you would have to drill out the threaded holes either way. I drilled out the threaded holes on my hadcock 242, makes sense because you can fit threaded or non threaded cartridges.
If you strip a nut, a nut is easy to replace.
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