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Shure carts with brushes - add 0.5g even with a digital scale?

(I thought of adding this question to the thread about getting accurate readings but thought it made sense to add a separate thread so it wouldn't get lost)

I have a Shure M97x with the stock stylus as well as VL and SAS styli. I've always read that for Shure styli with brushes, people should add an extra 0.5g to the recommended tracking force when the brush is down. However, I would think this is when using the scale on the counterweight to adjust the VTF. The ultimate downward force on the stylus would still be, for example, 1.25g. So if I'm using a digital stylus force gauge, my thinking is that if I adjust to the the digital scale reads 1.75g, that's actually the force on the stylus tip and is 0.5g higher than the recommended force.

What do you think?

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Topic - Shure carts with brushes - add 0.5g even with a digital scale? - Garven 09:46:03 03/15/17 (5)


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